Irene passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at her home at the age of 77. She was born on Feb. 2, 1938, to Carlos and Carmen Montoya in Dixon, New Mexico. Irene graduated from Tooele High School in 1958; three years later, she married the love of her life, Johnny (Jr.) Rael on March 4, 1961 in Ely, Nevada. Together they raised three children, Chris (Denise) Rael, Matt (Lauri) Rael, and Stephanie Rael. She also had eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Irene was an active member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and received a certificate of appreciation for 19 years of devoted service in 2004. Irene was ordained as Deacon of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Dec. 26, 1985, and retired after 25 years of service. She was an active volunteer who devoted her time in helping the community through nonprofit organizations which included Jail Ministries, Community Action Programs and many other charities. Through her faith in the Lord, Irene gracefully inspired others to find hope, courage, and faith. She is survived by her loving husband, children, many nieces, nephews, and sisters Iris (Andy) Brito, Lupe (Floyd) Alvey, Ruby (Willie, deceased) Anaya, and Martha McKinney. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers (Gavino, Stevie, Carlos) and one sister (Theresa). Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 4, 2015, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1784 Aaron Drive, Tooele, UT 84074. One hour visitation prior to services. Interment will be at Tooele City Cemetery\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Irene Margaret (Montoya) Rael please visit our Sympathy Store.