Irene Clarambeau Kirkpatrick


Irene Clarambeau Kirkpatrick
November 13, 1920 - September 19, 2010

Irene Clarambeau Kirkpatrick, age
89, passed away at home in Bozeman,
MT, on September 19, 2010.

She was born in Red Deer, Alberta, to Charles
and Hulda Blain. She grew up in Burnt Lake, a small prairie town outside
of Red Deer, and for several years attended high school at Canadian
Union College in LaCombe, Alberta.

Her parents moved to the Oregon in 1938, and she graduated from Albany
High School. She moved to the Walla Walla Valley and
worked at a cannery so that she could attend Walla Walla
College. While in college she met Verne Clarambeau and
they married in December 1942 in Sandy, Oregon. In 1963,
Irene returned to college, and went through nurses training,
graduating in 1966 from nursing school with her daughter
Vernita. In 1967 she lost her son Marlowe, who drowned
in the Walla Walla River while attempting to save another
youth. She worked as an o


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