Was born to Clarence and Charlotte Musgrove of Alexandria, ND on May 26, 1922. She joined a family of two brothers, Clarence "Rusty", Benny and a sister Florence. Benny passed two years later and the Musgrove's moved their family to California, eventually settling in Santa Barbara in 1925. Irene grew up in the Santa Barbara School System and graduated from Santa Barbara High School at the age of 16. Irene was married in 1938 to Kenneth Callahan and they enjoyed a full life together of 50 years. Irene was an avid gardener, seamstress and loved all kinds of needle work. She enjoyed being a mother, wife and homemaker. She was also a Mimeographer at UCSB. Irene went quietly to be with her Lord and family on September 25th 2013 at the age of 91 years. Irene is survived by three children; Mary and Tony Blanquette; Kenneth and Janis Callahan of Goleta; and Shirley and Joseph Tyson of Buellton. There are nine grandchildren: Kevin and Shelly Goodman of Pleasanton, Ron and Kelley Martignoli of Santa Rosa; Lisa Martin of Solvang, Caroline and Ian Burnet of Buellton, Jerald Weslander of Orcutt; Ken and Jill Callahan of Santa Maria; Jennifer and Patrick Coray of Ventura; Rick Callahan of Santa Barbara; Rebecca and Joe Petrucci of Vacaville. Thirteen great grandchildren; Joshua and Justin Goodman, Michelle Ochoa; Erika Hatler; Nicholas Cabugos; Jacqueline Martin and Shelby Roe Burnet; Kenny, Tommy and Danny Callahan; Kevin and Emma Grace Coray; Baylee Kay Petrucci; and one great-great grandchild, Alana Rose Ochoa.
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary