Iona Belle Myers

February 13, 1930June 25, 2020

Passed away on Thursday, June 25 in Peoria, AZ. Iona was born on February 13, 1930, in Nampa, ID, a daughter of Louie and Minnie [Hargus] Daniel. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. While attending Kuna High School, Iona met and married Lawrence (Larry) W. Myers, and their loving union endured for nearly 72 years. Through Larry’s career, Iona lived in locations as diverse as Alaska, Thailand, and several states, but Idaho remained home. Iona herself had a long career in federal service, primarily with the Department of Defense. After retiring from jobs at Sub base Bangor in Washington, Iona and Larry built their dream home on the banks of the Snake River in Marsing, ID and pursued an active retirement with the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Idahorological Clock Club, the Marsing Senior Center, and enjoying their many friends and numerous family members. They later moved into Nampa, before a final retirement in Arizona to be near other family members. Iona’s immediate survivors include her husband, Larry, sons Lawrence Daniel (Dan) Myers [Deborah Gangloff] and Charles Bernard (Bernie) Myers [Louise Otto], granddaughter Katherine Myers Rutledge [Kelly] and 3 great-granddaughters. A memorial celebration will be scheduled at a later time, and Iona’s final resting place will be in Kuna, ID. On-line condolences may be posted at:


  • Lawrence W. Daniel, Husband
  • Louie Daniel, Father (deceased)
  • Minnie Daniel, Mother (deceased)


Iona Belle Myers

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Brian Cothern

June 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of Iona's passing. I was both Larry and Iona's doctor in Nampa before they moved to Arizona to be closer to family. They were a couple of my favorite patients, and both were (are) very special to me on a personal level. I just enjoyed their company and we frequently didn't get a lot of medicine done because of story sharing. Just wonderful people. When I think of folks that make being a physician rewarding and fulfilling, I think of Iona and Larry. I would have done anything for either one of them. My thoughts are with you (Larry) and with your family.

Cherie Daniel

June 28, 2020

Iona was one of my biggest influences. I loved her so much. I still remember being possessive over her every time she came to pre-school with me. I didn’t want to share her. She was so kind and sweet, with just the right amount of spunk! The love Larry and Iona shared is something you don’t see very often. My favorite is when they would argue back and forth till one would grab the others hand and say laughing, “Your right!”. So cute!!!
Heaven gain another perfect angel! I will miss her everyday.

Peggy Coleman

June 27, 2020

Doni was the most giving Aunt ever she was known for her wonder hugs and making all of her nieces and nephews feel like they were her favorites
Doni will be missed so much even though I only saw her rarely since I moved to Alaska in the seventies.
She will remain in my heart until I see her again in Heaven
I love you Doni

Gail Daniel

June 27, 2020

Iona was one of the kindest most loving person you could of ever meant. I met Iona in 1987. Wayne her nephew who I marrying took me to her house for a fourth of July picnic up in Washington. I will never forget how kind and wonderful both her and Larry were to me and greeted me into their family. Her food was fantastic to die for. Probably one of the best cooks I’ve ever known. But better than that she was the most giving loving woman I had ever met. She will be missed very much. But I know she is an angel in gods hands. And I will see her again sometime. Love you Aunt Iona .