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Irene Killen Boyer (Spicher) Young

Irene Killen Boyer (Spicher) Young

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May 24, 2014
May 22, 2014
Katie has been my friend and neighbor for the last four years. We live in a condominium complex where volunteers are always appreciated. Katie is amongst a very few residents who are always volunteering her time. She is a party planner, Rules and Regulations Officer, and our Greeting Committee chairman. After reading this guest book I see where she gets her beautiful sense of community.

I know Irene was Katie's favorite person in the world. I have only encountered her a few times at the great parties Katie has given.She was always surrounded by a collection of family and friends who obviously loved her wonderful energy. It was easy to see how much her family loved and respected their beautiful mother. The "Ripple Effect" of Irene will go on forever with all the lucky ones who had the great honor and pleasure to be in her grace. She will be dearly missed.
Love to Katie,Crea and Family
May 22, 2014
I wrote earlier and am also hoping someone will share the arthritis remedy!
Kathy Cook Hunter
May 20, 2014
Irene Boyer(Young)was my beloved teacher in 3rd grade,1959-60, at Russellville Elementary. My mom used to say Russellville had the largest number of students under one roof in the state of Oregon. I spent first through eight running those halls.

I remember Irene ran a strict classroom but was always free with loving and hugs. She made each of us feel special. Not believing in coloring book type pages, she thought we should draw our own pictures as our own were far better. My mom saved papers from my earlier years of school and I still have papers from her classroom.

A few years later she took over my brother's 7th or 8th grade math class.

On a few occasions my mom took me to her house off Glisan Street. No idea why. Maybe mom and Irene connected on WWII as my mom was also in the army but as a nurse. She also knew my Aunt Ruby(gone 20 yrs now) maybe from the Elks/Hummers. When my Aunt was alive and after I would talk to Irene on the phone and tell her about mom and family.

I remember the collies
that she so loved. Since I was still little I thought the dogs were huge.

At DDHS 40th reunion, 2009, some of us were talking about our Russellville teachers. Irene Boyer was mentioned. Some of my classmates had stayed in contact with her and she was still making an impact on their lives.
Yep, most of us have or are turning 63 this year.

Irene LOVED children and helped raise 7 adding the 5 after she married widowed Jack Young, a science(?) teacher at Russellville. She so loved all her children.

She was blessed as were all her students and family for having her in their lives.

I became an elementary teacher.

I would love to know her remedy for arthritis.

Love to all May 22nd.
May 09, 2014
I was a teenager when my sister Sharon and Katie went to Lewis School in Portland and became friends. My family had 5 girls and so money was tight. Irene had a new baby Crea at that time. I babysat, cleaned house, ironed, and earned money for school clothes that Irene paid me. She was a caring person. She had a way of making me feel special. I remember helping paint her front room window for Christmas and then I was the one to scub it clean after.
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