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Irene Anna Barney Newbold passed away from Alzheimer’s at Rocky Mountain Care facility where she has resided for the last 7 plus years, on Sunday morning, surrounded by angels. She was 89 years old.
Irene was born April 19, 1929 in Provo, Utah to Charles and Josephine Carlson Barney. She was the 10th of 11 children.
She grew up in Provo and attended schools there. She dropped out of High School in the 10th grade to work at a local cannery, she later worked at the Barbizon as a seamstress. She met her husband, Russell Newbold at a dance in Provo and they were married on October 6, 1950 in Salt Lake City. They made their first home in Castle Gate, Utah then later moved to Tooele County where she spent the remainder of their lives. Russell preceded her in death on January 5, 2005.
Irene was a wonderful daughter, wife, stay at home Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, neighbor and friend. She loved her family dearly and showed them every day. She was a gifted and talented seamstress and made beautiful and award-winning crafts. She liked to go camping and fishing in Huntington Canyon. She was an excellent cook and baker, and no one could duplicate her ginger snap cookie recipe. She is a beloved daughter of her Heavenly Father and loved the gospel. She will be sorely missed by all.
Irene is survived by a daughter, Barbara Pettley (Don) of Pine Canyon, a son in law, Chuck Dewey of Colorado Springs, a daughter in law, Jennifer Hallenbeck of Layton Utah and sister, Eleanor Warburton of Las Vegas, Nevada. 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Also, many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers and sisters, husband Russell, son Brian Newbold, and daughter Joanna Dewey.
Funeral services will be held Friday October 5 at 1:00 pm at the L.D.S. chapel at 253 South, 200 East, Tooele, with a viewing from 11:30-12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be at the Tooele City Cemetery.
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