Iona Lydia Voll Hepper was born in Eureka , South Dakota on March 10, 1918. The Voll family moved to California in the 1920s and settled in Stockton . After studying at the California College of Arts & Crafts, Iona married Kenneth Hepper. For many years she had a gallery in Stockton where she taught art. She was a member of the Stockton Art League and was given a retrospective at the Haggin Museum in 2000 for her six-decade career. She died in Stockton , CA on September 25, 2008.
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