Happily married 26 years and “Mommy” of two amazing sons. “Momma Gonzo”, as she is reffered to, lost her oldest son in Baghdad, Iraq, August 28, 2008 when he was killed serving in the United States Army. The past 3-½ years have been an incredible new journey of life for her. Ida spends her new life sharing the love of her son left in her heart with others, volunteering, advocating, speaking, listening, educating and just connecting bridges. If she had to pick a theme song for herself it would be “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy.