Irene released her firm grasp on this life on Sunday, June 27, 1999 completing nearly 94 years of love and service. Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, left behind a family filled with love and admiration for her life.
She was born in Tygee, Idaho on Oct 1, 1905, to Samuel and Clemmence Draney. She was one of 23 children. Married Jess Hansen. Later married Eugene Lester Brown in 1936.She is survived by her children, Dayne (Alice) Hansen, Seattle, WA; Lois (Joe) Dillard, Glen (Joan) Hansen, and Darlene Williams, all of Salt Lake City, UT; Richard (Toy) Brown, Escondido, CA; as well as adoring grandchildren of three generations.
Irene was an inspiration to her family with her strong spirit, giving heart and devotion to her family. She spent countless hours doing volunteer work, especially for Kindly Gifts, crocheting over 150 afghans for people with AIDS.
A special thanks goes out to all of the nurses, aides and volunteers at CNS that made it possible for her to stay at home in the arms of her loving family until her departure, especially Jeannie, who gave such loving and attentive care.
Farewell "Little Dancer", you now dance with the angels, but your song lives on forever.
We will honor Irene's life Thursday, July 1, 1999, 11 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment and funeral directors, Redwood Memorial Estates.
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