Irene was born in Joplin, Mo. Preceded in the death by her father, James H. Stockdale; her mother Lola F. Ferriera; her sister Rita Vasques and her brother Robert Stockdale.
Irene leaves behind her brothers; William Stockdale and Donald Stockdale; sister Toni Ferriera and brother Stan Ferriera. Her four daughters; Deborah Thayer (Dan), Sandra Floyd (Gary), Terry Bryce (Richard), and Robin VanZandt (Charlie). Fourteen Grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Irene grew up in Auburn, Calif., attended Placer High School and lived in Newcastle, Calif. She enjoyed gardening, loved animals and nature. She was a devoted Mother and Grandmother and made holidays in our home memorable. Her favorite vacation place was anywhere near the ocean where she collected seashells, enjoyed seafood dinners and eating salt water taffy.
At her request her ashes will be scattered at Bodega Bay.