A candle was lit by Kathy LeFevre
on February 15, 2016 9:37 AM
I consider myself very lucky to have been able to call Irene, "friend". Many is the good time we had quilting at the Tuesday Night group at Julie's house on Cherry Hill, the funny comments she'd make at quilting retreats in Prescott, or sharing a good meal and a great few games of dominos with Irene and Leonard.
Irene was always cheerful, loving, and one of the kindest people I have ever known. One time she was having a yard sale after Leonard passed and I saw a quilt she had made - one of her embroidered quilts. I bought it from her and she signed it for me. Whenever I use that quilt I think of her and smile. The warmth it brings reminds me of what a good friend is.
It has been an honor to know her.
Message from Rosie Hanten
December 14, 2015 10:32 AM
Irene was one of the most loving people I have known in my life and she will surely missed by all that have loved her, including me. I have so many fond memories of her and your dad coming over to our place and playing lots of cards, chatting and generally having a great time.
She was so compassionate and so easy to talk to. I loved seeing some of the quilts she made and was such a great seamstress, but she was so much more.
When my mom passed away the priest told us we were lucky to have had her with us for so many years, and a friend of mine who attended my mom's service lost his mom at the age of nine, so I understood that I had so many more memories as you all will have too.
She is in heaven as she was so good while here on earth that it could be the only place where she could go and be in the hands of our Lord.
I am so sorry for your loss, but know that your mom was the most wonderful person, which I know you all know.
I am so thankful that you all have each other through what is a difficult time, but knowing she died peacefully must give you some comfort.
Message from Darlene Bowen
December 11, 2015 7:45 AM
Irene was a very dear person and was loved and appreciated by my family. I always remember when they first came to California and stayed with my family for a while and I had such a hard time figuring out how we were related. My Grandmother, Mary Myers,
My Aunt Florence, Irene and myself would get together when our children were in school
every month or so and have lunch and play cards, Those times were so much fun and
remain a cherished memory.
Losing a mother leaves a hole in our hearts that cannot be filled. I know your memories
of her are wonderful and knowing how much she was loved by all who knew her will give
you comfort. My entire family sends our deep condolences.
Darlene Bowen and the Bartleet Family
Message from Marti W.
December 10, 2015 9:31 AM
Dear Hanten Family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom, aunt, grandmother. She must have been dearly loved and a very special person by the expressions that have been made. It must be a bitter sweet that she lived to the age of 90. No matter how long one lives, when they are dearly loved, it's never long enough.
There is a scripture in the Bible that has brought me a lot of comfort. It's Isaiah chapter 41, verse 13. It says of God, "I am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, 'Do not be afraid. I will help you.'" How loving of our creator to assure us of his love and his desire to comfort us. As you talk to him in prayer and listen to him through the scriptures, I know you will find comfort. My heart goes out to your family.
My sincere condolences,
Message from Dee Hanten
December 6, 2015 3:42 AM
The first time I met your mom was when your Uncle Rich brought me to your place in Torrance back in 1968. She and I went shopping for the ingredients for fish soup which one of you girls requested for your birthday dinner. I remember at the time thinking, "eww", but, as it turned out, it was the best fish soup I've ever tasted. Your mother had a good heart, and I will miss her.
Message from M W W
December 5, 2015 6:28 AM
To the entire Hanten Family:
Your mom was so COOL! We always enjoyed hanging out with her because she was so easy to talk to about ANY subject and was just so DOWN TO EARTH. What a great lady!
You're all so lucky to have had a mom like Irene.
Our best wishes to all of you at this difficult time.
Regards, Cynthia and Mike Williams
Message from Connie Barry
December 4, 2015 9:25 AM
so sorry to hear about Irene. She was a great and funny lady. Always will remember her fun visits to South Dakota with her and her family. Always have special memories of driving back to Az. with Uncle Len and Aunt Irene, fun times.
Connie (Hanten) Barry.
Message from Jan Hanten
December 4, 2015 9:09 AM
What a beautiful lady! Always loved when Uncle Len & Aunt Irene would come visit us in South Dakota! Lots of good memories. So glad to have been a part of her life.
Message from Jackie Bouchard
December 4, 2015 8:28 AM
3 files added to the album Younger Pic
Message from Linda Hanten
December 4, 2015 8:24 AM
Here is one of my favorite pictures of Mom