Irene L. Angela, born April 23, 1917 in Everett, WA, passed away on November 24, 2012 in Everett, WA.
She graduated from Everett High School. Irene was an active member of Plymouth Rebekah Lodge for many years. She worked at the Everett Bon Marche for many years, retiring in 1967. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and traveling to many foreign countries with her husband, Bill. Irene and Bill also spent countless hours in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Irene is survived by her son, George Angela (Barbara) of Lake Stevens, WA; daughter, Anita Wallace (Brian) of Marysville, WA; grandchildren, Angie Wright (Darrin), Amy King (Ryan), Devin Angela (Jenn), and Dawn Angela (Dominic); great-grandchildren, Mitchell Firth, Chelan Firth, Logan Wright, Tristan King, Sarah King, Elizabeth Fish (Mitchell), and Kailee Garcia (Angel); and great great-grandchildren, Abigail and Miguel. Irene also leaves numerous cousins in Canada.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Elizabeth and Matthew Laitinen; and recently by her loving husband of 74 years, William E. Angela, on October 20, 2012.
The family would like to thank Sunrise View Convalescent Center for her special care.
A funeral service celebrating Irene's life will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12 noon, at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home, 1702 Pacific Ave., Everett, 425-252-2191. Visitations will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials in Irene's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 100 West Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98119 .