Gayanne Ison of Cedaredge died Jan. 28, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 65.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Gayanne Michele Carr was born to James and Rena (Strimback) Carr June 3, 1947, in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Wayne Memorial High School in 1965 and earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Mesa State. She moved to Colorado in 1981, settling in Cedaredge in 1997.
Mrs. Ison worked as an advocate for the disabled. She enjoyed being a grandmother, arrowhead hunting, archery, weaving and spending time outdoors.
She was a member of the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition.
Mrs. Ison is survived by her mother, Rena Carr of Cedaredge; one son, Anthony Carr and wife Sandi of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Kelly Parker and husband Cleve of Grand Junction; one brother, Jim Carr of Hastings, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Carr.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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