Jul 5, 1920 – Mar 1, 2017
Irene M. Smith July 5, 1920 - March 1, 2017
Irene, was born in St. Paul, MN on July 5, 1920. In her early 20s she took a job in Alaska where she met her husband, Chester Smith. They married and settled in Washington State, mainly the Seattle area, where they raised their six children.
Irene was active in Sweet Adelines for many years; singing in the chorus and holding various local and national volunteer positions. Singing was always a great source of happiness to her; whether singing in a formal competition or singing in the car.
Irene is preceded in her death by her loving husband, Chester Arthur Smith. She passed away on his birthday and will rest next to him for eternity.
Irene is survived by her three sons, Dwight, Thomas, Jay Daniel; three daughters, Carol, Rebecca, Jacqueline; four grandchildren, Joshua, Stephanie, Randin, Ethan; three great grandchildren, Brennan, Parker and Hadley.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of the friends and family members who provided support and happiness to Irene over the years and in the recent weeks while she was in the convalescent center. She is well loved and her loving spirit will continue to shine on all of us.
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