Irene E. Maloney|
Irene E. Maloney peacefully passed away on July 19th at Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland at the age of 95. Irene, a long-time Seattle resident, is survived by her daughters, Maureen Mooney (Drew) and Jan Conrad (Dennis), her grandchildren Graham and Neil Mooney, Nicole Conrad and Bob Conrad (Michele) and 3 great grandchildren, Ella, Olivia and Colby Conrad. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale and her grand-daughter, Rachelle. Irene was an avid golfer, playing 3-4 times a week until she was 84, participating in city and state tournaments and playing with the Jackson Jill's at Jackson Golf Course, Seattle. She and Dale met at a dance hall and continued to enjoy their love of dancing, taking ballroom lessons and dancing at the Elks Club on week-ends. Mom was a compassionate and caring Mother, Grandma and Great-Grandma, who cherished the time spent with her family.
This day is remembered and quietly kept,
No words are needed,
We shall never forget.
For those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday.
Unseen and unheard but always near,
So loved, so missed and so very dear.
-- Author unknown
Published in The Seattle Times on July 21, 2013