12/01/1921 – 05/03/2013
Irene passed away peacefully in her sleep, after losing the love of her life and soul mate, her husband Don, who passed 39 days before her.
Irene was born and raised in Arcata. After her schooling at the age of 18 she went to work at the California Barrel Co. Some years later she went on to be a meat wrapper and worked at most major stores in the area, Safeway being her last place of employment before her retiring and becoming a "Snowbird" in AZ. Irene and her husband Don enjoyed 29 years of retirement, RVing, dancing, playing tennis and golf.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband Don, parents Mary and Frank Knapp, her sister Maryanne Knapp, and son Billy Adams.
She is survived by her daughter Eloise Shaha, daughter in law Susie Marksman, along with four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A public visitation will be held at Pierce Mortuary on Thursday, May 9 from 2 to 6pm. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, May 10th at 10:00am. A committal service will be held at Ocean View Cemetery immediately after Mass.
Care is under the direction of Pierce Mortuary.