Irene Beatrice Heseltine died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Nevada County, California. She was 95.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 14, 2013, at the Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. 95603 Viewing will be Sunday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the same address.
Irene was born July 7, 1917, in Chicago to James A. and Dora (Courtier) Coleman. She married John W. “Jack” Heseltine April 27, 1940, in Chicago, and they had three sons, John, Scott and Bruce. Irene was primarily a homemaker, although she did work as a school secretary in Placer County, California, and Sandy, Utah. Jack and Irene lived in Illinois, Utah and California. In 1969, Jack went into full-time ministry of the gospel at the Plymouth Brethren Assembly in Cosmopolis, Wash. Irene supported their Bible camp work in the U.S. and Canada by working in the camp kitchen(s). Jack and Irene retired to California in 2005.
Irene is survived by her sons, John (Billie), Scott (Karen) and Bruce (Peggy); seven grandchildren, Phil (Jennie), Travis, Chad (Autumn), Ryan (Debi), Brittany, Cody and Katie; and eight great-grandchildren, Dallas, Alexa, Kelsa, Livie Anne, Kaleb, Xander, Paisley and Elise; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and her husband. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Hills, Auburn, Calif.