Iona Grace Ashe Brand, 97, of Route 22, Plattsburgh died peacefully at home on Saturday, November 6, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Iona was born in Ellenburg Depot, March 7, 1924, the daughter of George and Eva Victoria (Colgan) Ashe. Many years after her father passed, she was blessed with a wonderful stepfather, George Senecal. Iona married the love of her life, Carlos H. Brand, August 14, 1954. They were blessed to have 61 years together. She was a homemaker and raised 3 children. She was very busy working in the vegetable garden and canning vegetables. She also loved her flower gardens and spent hours tending to them. Saturday mornings were always spent making pies, fruit crisps or cookie bars. She loved making quilts for her children and grandchildren. Later in life, Iona loved to watch all the different birds coming to the feeder outside her window. In the summer she loved to be out on her porch feeding peanuts to the chipmunks. More than anything, she loved being with her family. Left to cherish the memory of Iona are her son, Dana Brand and daughter-in-law, Patty Brand; 2 daughters, Darla Holderman and Deanna Benoit; 5 grandchildren, Bryan and Kevin Brand, Meagan and Alana Holderman, and Mckenna Benoit; 4 great grandchildren, Haili Whitney, Makaiya and Makinlee Mitchel, Roman Baldwin; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and stepfather, she was predeceased by her husband, Carlos Brand; brother, Warren Ashe; sister, Evelyn Spoor; stepbrothers, George Senecal, Jr., and Roger Senecal; and stepsisters, Evelyn Orem, Alice Rogozinski and Ruth Streb. Iona was the heart of her family and will be greatly missed by her family and the wonderful women who cared for her at home. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 10 to 11 AM at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chad Clardie, presiding. Burial will follow in God’s Acre Cemetery, Peru. Donations in memory of Iona Grace Brand may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 187 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.