Ione was born December 13, 1935 in Annabella, to Leland LaMar Mickelsen and Thelma Irene Barney Mickelsen. She died from a brief illness at age 65, March 6, 2001.
She was carrying out her dream of living on the ocean, with the forest behind her and nature's animals, deer, fox, squirrels, birds, greeting her "Good Morning" each day at Shelter Cove, CA. She had many friends, and loved working in her garden and yard, and putting up birdhouses.
Ione worked many years and retired with Avon. She was a very thoughtful, kind and generous person and will be greatly missed by many friends and loved ones.
She is survived by two previous husbands, Richard Capps and John Leap; her loving children, a son and two daughters, David (Laura) Leap, Dixie Lee (Mike) Loo, JoAnna Leap; four grandchildren, Jessica, Spencer, Brianna, and Matt; two sisters, Phyllis (LeRoy) John, and Renee (Jerry) Evans; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Irene; father, Leland LaMar Mickelsen; a baby brother, Val Mickelsen; grandmothers and grandfathers.
Services, Tues. March 13, 2001, 11 a.m. with family gathering one hour prior at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 S. Redwood Rd.