Irene went to grade school in Trout Creek at the Ayers School. She attended high school in Thompson Falls and lived in the dorm. She married Clayton Smith in 1946, later divorced and married Burton Miner in 1964.
Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Burton; parents, Pat and Myrtle; and brothers, Malvin and Pat; sisters, Evelyn and Lennie; and son-in-law Bernie Robinson.
She is survived by twins, Glenn (June) and Glenda; grandchildren Joe (Roberta), Jeff (Mary), Melanie, Don (Kathy), Larry (Stephanie) and Suzy (Mike); 15 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosie (Kenny) and Gloria (Gary); brothers, Dan (Shirley), Jim, and Barney (Jo); sister-in-law, Jane; and many nieces and nephews.
Irene enjoyed garden flowers and especially her family and friends. Graveside services will be at the Whitepine Cemetery Sunday, September 9 at 11 a.m. A celebration of life will be at the senior center in Trout Creek after the services.