Ida Jane Stafford

Passed: September 25, 2015

Ida Jane Stafford

Passed: September 25, 2015


Ida Jane Stafford, Litchfield Park, AZ joined the angels on September 25, 2015. Born in Pocahontas County, Iowa she graduated from Iowa State Teachers College. She started her teaching career in a one room school house. In 1948 she moved to Arizona where she became a dental assistant, graduating in the 1st class of American Dental Assistants of Arizona. After several years she resumed her education at ASU and received a Master’s Degree, with honors, in education. Ida taught 3rd grade in the Dysart School District for 25 years. She was also a six year member of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Stafford is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Stafford. She is survived by her daughters Claudia Hohnbaum (Steve), Candy Kennedy (Dick), Crystal Spain, 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Sharon Scott (Scotty).

A viewing will be held 6:30-8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 29 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. The funeral service is planned on Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 am, at The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, 85340. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church at Litchfield Park or Hospice of the Valley.

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7 responses to Ida Jane Stafford

  1. Candy,
    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. NO DOUBT she touched many lives in her lifetime as a teacher and mother but her real legacy is with the beautiful daughters she raised. I’m so very blessed to have had you as a classmate and friend so many years ago but it seems like yesterday sometimes we were in school together. I know you, Claudia and Crystal will miss her dearly but try to remember all the wonderful things she taught you and know it’s how she’s with you forever. May GOD BLESS you all and your families during this difficult time but know she’s in a better place for sure. Love you still. Junior

  2. Thinking of you and your family .

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