Former Brookings resident, Iva Perry, 73, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont., of an apparent heart attack.
She was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Mountain Home, Idaho, one of nine children of Willard O. and Anna May Savage.
Mrs. Perry moved to Brookings in 1961 and worked in various businesses in the Brookings area, including Agnew Veneer, The Green Door Cafe, and Simmonsons Lumber Co. in Smith River.
In 1974, she moved to Ketchikan, Alaska where she went to work for the Alaska Ferry System as a crew steward until she retired in 1991. She then moved to her home in Washington, until January 2001 when she moved to Missoula, Mont.
She is survived by sons, Mike Perry of Tacoma, Wash.; Roger Perry of Sodaville; Troy Perry of Missoula, Mont., who was Curry Countys first baby of the year in 1965; and daughter, Lola Froehle of Gold Canyon, Ariz.
Survivors also include 10 grandchildren, including Steve (Severns) Barger of Gold Canyon; Yvette (Severns) Olsen of Eugene; and Jeff (Severns) Barger of Harrisburg. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces including Martha Brown of Brookings.
Funeral services were held at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula Feb. 23.
Remembrances may be made to the Missoula Cancer Society, 3005 Queen St., Missoula, MT 59801.