Iva Speelman, 82, of Prairie City, Oregon, passed away on December 3rd. She was surrounded by family in the comfort of her own home with her loving husband Ken right by her side.
Iva was born Iva Estella VanLeuven in Baker City, Oregon, on January 31, 1938. She met and married Ivan Andrew in 1953. Together they had four children. Iva later married Ken Speelman, to whom she has been devoted to for the last 44 years.
Iva is preceded in death by her parents Della and Roy Howe and her sister Pat Seigrist.
Iva is survived by her husband Ken Speelman; her children, Ivan Andrew and his wife Vickie, Elaine Livran and her husband John, Valeria Andrew and her husband Chuck Cason, Duane Andrew and his wife Trace; her step-children: Rod Speelman, Kendra Raiser and her husband Kaipo, and Scott Speelman: her brother Duane VanLeuven and his wife Sherry, her sister Diane Wright and her husband Gary. Iva was also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as Grandma Froggy (because of her incredible collection of decorative frogs.) There are also many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who loved Iva very much.
Iva's family would like to thank her dear friends Ed and Nancy Akers for their help and support over the last several months.
A celebration of life will be held next Spring.
Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Blue Mt. Hospice through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.
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