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Irene Anne Weller

 

Irene Anne Weller passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the age of 91.

She was born on July 25, 1922 to Jacob and Frida Volk.

At the age of 17, Irene graduated from Lamberton High School, in Minnesota, class of 1940.

After High School, Irene enrolled at Saint Mary's School of Nursing in Minnesota and achieved her Diploma Nursing certificate.

Being young and adventurous, Irene and her best friend Blanche decided to apply at Northwest Airlines as stewardesses.

Both Irene and Blanche were based in Montana.

In May of 1945 Irene and Blanche joined the war efforts of World War II. Stationed at a Mash Hospital in Van Nuys, CA, Irene worked with POW's returning from the war.

After her military service ended on June 11, 1947, Irene moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend Seattle College. There she attended classes until 1948 when she was awarded her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Within a year, she met Bob Weller at a New Year's Eve party. It wasn't long before they were inseparable. On April 3, 1948 they were married.

In 1961 Bob and Irene moved to Arlington, Washington.

Irene was a homemaker and continued her nursing profession with the Arlington School system.

Irene was active in the community and joined various committees. She was very involved with her children's activities, and stayed up many a night baking cookies and sewing costumes.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; on February 17, 2014.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Frida; her brother, Jim Volk; and sister-in-law, Bernice Volk.

Burial was held in Arlington on March 19.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice or Walla Walla Catholic Schools.

 

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