Individual Record 3051

Name}   Walker, Irene Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa   1 Sep 1919 Place} Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada
Marr.: Date} Exa 23 Jul 1937* Place} Utah County, Utah*     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 24 Oct 1996 Place} Richland, Benton, Washington
Burial: Date} Exa 28 Oct 1996 Place} Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick, Benton, Washington
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1732=Genealogy
Source 2} 1728=1920 USA cen
Source 3} 1729=1930 USA cen
Source 4} 1725=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1730=1940 USA cen
Source 6} 1217=Death record
Source 7} 1806=S.S. record
Source 8} 1735=S.S. record
Source 9} 1775=Obituary
Source 10} 1731=Cemetery
Source 11} 
Source 12} 
Parents: } Francis Clemons Walker, Jr. & Harriet Ellen Wadsworth
   Relationship No.} 76
1st Household No.} 707 = Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2} Grocery employee
       Occupation 3} Secretary
       Occupation 4} Quality assurance specialist
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Sullivan, Daniel Willis
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Irene Walker was born 1 Sep 1919 in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada.  She was the eighth and last child of of Francis Clemens Walker, Jr., and Harriet Ellen Wadsworth.  Her older siblings were Owen Francis, born in 1896, Harold Rumell in 1897, Eola in 1899, Faye in 1900, Arville Lazell in 1902, Elmer Clemons in 1909, and Earl Wadsworth, born in 1914.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Pioche, her father Francis was a stationery engineer in a butcher shop.  Her brother Rummell, 22, was a clerk in retail merchandise, brother Arville, 17, was a stationery engineer in a silver mine, and Clemons, 10, was attending school.  Earl, 5, and Irene, 4 months, were at home.

In the 1930 U.S. census, the family was living on County Road, Pioche.  Her father Francis was a deputy sheriff.  Her brothers Clemons, 20, and Harold, 32, were both stationery engineers in the mining industry; Earl, 17, and Irene, 11, were in school.

Irene married Daniel Willis Sullivan in Jul 1937.  *Family group record gives a marriage date of 24 Jul 1937 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.  Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887 - 1937 gives a marriage date of 23 Jul 1937 in Utah County, Utah.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Irene and Daniel were living with her parents, Frank and Hattie Walker, in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada.  Daniel was an electrician in a lead zinc mine.  She was a graduate of Lincoln County High School in Panaca.  She and Daniel had a daughter Colleen, 8 months old.

Three more children were born of this marriage, namely, FayeEola (1942 - 2014), Genell Irene (1944 - 1963), and Dana.

About 1944, the family moved to Richland, Benton, Washington.  Besides raising the children, she worked in several Richland Grocery stores, was a secretary for the Westinghouse Hanford Company, and was a quality assurance specialist for Sandvik Special Metals.  She was an active member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, and worked with the youth of the church.

Irene died 24 Oct 1996 in Richland.  Funeral services were held 28 Oct 1996 at the LDS Jadwin Chapel in Richland.  She is buried in Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick, Benton, Washington.  Her daughter Genell who died in 1963 is buried there, as is her husband who died in 2000.  All of her brothers and sisters predeceased her.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 4 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                      for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 14 Aug 2015
Date Created}  11 Mar 2015
Copyright © 2015 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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