October 18, 1920 - July 27, 2013Age 92 of Dallas, Born October 18,1920 and went to be with the Lord July 27, 2013. Ida graduated from Adamson High School. She attended both the University of Texas and SMU. When living in New Orleans she was a flight attendant for the Chicago Southern Airline. In Dallas she worked at Neiman Marcus and at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Ida married Mansfield C. Via, Jr. Known for her artistic talent she work in the Exhibition Department of the Dallas Public Library. She demonstrated a lifetime of love and generosity, contributing to the Christian Children’s Fund along with various other charities. In retirement she funded school supplies to her Oak Cliff neighborhood school , Hogg Elementary, and provided low cost Christmas gifts for all students. She never met a stranger ; she was the best of us. Ida Ruth is survived by, son Robert Via; companion Bob Berman; daughter-in-law Mary Ann Via ; grand children Amanda Jane Via and Lisa Hickman; great grand children Alex Deon, John David Hickman, Jr., Makena Jo Hickman and Phoenix Jean Hickman The memorial service is set for 11:00 AM Friday August 2nd at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church @ 1522 Highland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 Arrangements are under the direction of: Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, TX 75238 214.340.8008
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