Condolence: My sympathy and prayers go out to Irene’s family! Losing your mother is so hard, and Irene’s passing makes me think of losing my own mother almost 7 years ago! My mom, Viola King, and Irene became very good friends while being involved in the VFW auxiliary. My mom enjoyed their phone conversations very much! I would go by my parent’s house almost every day to check on them, and there was a great chance, when I went in their house, that my mom would be on the phone talking to Irene! My dad used to say he wondered how they had so much to talk about! I’m sure my mom is one happy camper to have her good “gossip buddy” join her Heaven now!