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Shirley Irons

Shirley Irons

Nov. 22, 1949-Sept. 18, 2013

Shirley Marie Irons, 63, of Clear Lake, Washington, was reunited with her lord on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

She passed peacefully, at home, surrounded by family members and friends.

Shirley was born to Edwin T. and Vivian Marie Johnson on November 22, 1949 in Detroit Lakes. She moved to Anacortes, Wash., in 1962 and was married to Richard Irons of Quincy, Calif., on June 18, 1966; they recently celebrated their 47th anniversary.

Shirley earned her registered nursing degree in 1986 and spent her career caring for others; she retired from Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash., in 2000 to dedicate more time to her family and community.

Shirley moved to Clear Lake, Wash., in 1997 and quickly became involved with the local community. She enjoyed donating her time to the Community Covenant Church of Clear Lake and helping the children at Clear Lake Elementary.

She touched all those around her with her many talents, love and generosity.

Surviving Shirley are her husband, Richard Irons; daughter, Sherri Savage; son, Damon (Betty) Irons; beloved grandchildren, Hayden and Jordan Savage, Jasmine and Jeremy Irons; mother, Vivian M. Talbot and stepfather, Allen R. Talbot; six brothers, seven sisters and numerous members of extended family.

Preceding her in death were her father, Edwin T. Johnson; one brother and one sister.

A viewing is planned for family and friends at Lemley Chapel in Sedro Woolley, Wash., on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Community Covenant Church of Clear Lake, located at 12605 SR 9 in Clear Lake, Wash.

A private interment is planned at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.

In lieu of flowers, please remit any donations in her memory to Clear Lake Community Food Bank or Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center.

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