Ione Ashby Jackman passed away on March 11, 2014. She was born April 28, 1937 to Lyman Ashby and Hortense Gardner Ashby. She was the 6th of 6 children. She graduated from White Pine High School in 1955. Ione married Walter Jackman on September 25, 1955. They had 2 daughters, Debra Grafelman and Peggy Jackman, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.

Ione started working for the attorney Dutch Horton while in high school. She became his office manager and worked to close his office following his death. She was a public guardian for White Pine County and a Bankruptcy Trustee. She was hard working and intelligent.

When Debra was in high school, Ione became involved with the White Pine High School Band. She worked with the Band Booster organization and later became the band manager. She loved working with the students.

Jackman1She was preceded in death by her husband Walter Jackman, her parents, and her siblings, Lorraine, Melvin, LaRose Reese, and Elva Davis.

Ione is survived by her sister Gayle Mattice; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith; her daughters, Debra and Peggy; her son-in-law Daniel Grafelman; her grandchildren Carl Grafelman (Taley), Heather Wilhelm (Bill), Emilie Ozmore (Talon), Michelle Grafelman, and John Grafelman; her great-granddaughter Amira Grafelman; nieces and nephews.

Ione was a good mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Ely Stake Center located at 900 Ave. East in Ely, Nevada. A viewing will be held from 11:30-12:30 pm prior to the services on Friday. Interment will be in the Ely City Cemetery under the directions of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Learning Bridge Charter School in care of Warren Krch, PO Box 150653, Ely, Nevada 89315, 775-289-3511.