Iona Gilger


Iona R. Gilger, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her home in Garden City.

Iona R. Gilger, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her home in Garden City.

She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Delta, Colo., to Dan and Alberta Hill Kehmeier.

In June 1946, she married Harolson R. Gilger in Eckert, Colo. He died in 1972. She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Alan, Bill and Kay Kehmeier; and two sisters, Dorothy Kehmeier and Helen Fooshe.

A homemaker, Mrs. Gilger enjoyed reading. After moving to Garden City in the early 1980s, she attended Pierceville Federated Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy McGraw of Garden City; two sons, Ralph Gilger of Sandy, Utah, and Steve Gilger of Dubois, Utah; a brother, Fletcher "Bob" Kehmeier of Eckert; a sister, Elanor Kehmeier of Delta, Colo.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. MT Wednesday at Eckert Cemetery in Eckert.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to

Arrangements are being handled by Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City.

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