Irene Mary Manuel, age 90, died August 5, 2013 in Tonasket, Washington. She was born February 22, 1923 in Penticton, B.C. to George and Louisa Lezard.
Irene, as a girl, lived in Penticton and went to boarding school in Cranbrook, B.C. As a young woman, she came to Washington, worked in the apple industry, raised her children and was a homemaker. Irene loved all her family and relatives and kept in touch with all she could. She loved her flower and vegetable garden, to ride in the mountains, beadwork, yard saling, and shopping.
Irene was a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes.
She is survived by five sons: George Mariani of Mt. Vernon, Wash., Linsey Manuel of Oroville, Alvin Manuel of Oroville, Randy Ward of Arkansas and Kirk Jensen of Montesano, Wash.; four daughters: Violet Doneyhue of Tonasket, Adelene Holbert of Oroville, Kim Sandy of Wenatchee and LaBerta Henry of Lynnwood, Wash. and 25 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Louisa Lezard, husband Angus Manuel and 12 sisters and brothers.
A gathering will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 starting at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Oroville and Mass of Christian Burial will be said Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m with Father Jose Maldonado officiating. Interment will follow at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.