Irene Tabbert Waddel
Irene Tabbert Waddell
Sept. 11, 1920
Feb. 25, 2012
Irene was born on September 11, 1920, in Chisholm, Minnesota, to William and Winifred Harker Tabbert. Irene grew up on a farm outside Rugby, North Dakota, and graduated from Rugby High School in 1938.
She moved to California and lived most of her life there. She loved dancing, car trips, Wii Bowling, and spending time with her family.
She passed away in her sleep at her daughter’s home in Walla Walla, Washington, where she had been living since 2009.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Rick Beauchesne of Walla Walla; two grandsons, one in Sacramento, CA, and one in Chicago, IL; one great-grandson attending Oregon State University; and one great-granddaughter in Sacramento.
She will be buried with her parents, William and Winifred Harker Tabbert in Long Beach, CA. Funeral arrangements are being made through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.
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