March 17, 1929-January 4, 2019
MUSCATINE — Ida Deloris Buckley Ottaviano was born March 17, 1929, in Muscatine, Iowa. She passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on January 4, 2019. Ida was the daughter of George and Lois (Pinckney) Buckley. She dedicated her life to the Lord's service alongside her husband.
Ida earned a teaching certificate and also attended Moody Bible Institute where she met John Ottaviano. They were married on December 27, 1953. She and John began serving as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators' in Bolivia where they translated the New Testament into the Tacana language. Following their work in Bolivia, John and Ida served as missionaries in Mexico and Texas, training younger missionaries in preparation for their mission work overseas.
Ida has been preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Ruth; brothers, Charles, Donovan and Stanley; and a sister, Thelma. Surviving her are her sons, Steve, Tom and Miguel.