Our dear mother, Irene Levanger Blake, was born July 22, 1915 in Glendale, Utah, to John F. and Aletha Levanger. She passed away on April 21, 1998.

She married Forest O'Dell Blake July 21, 1933 in the Manti LDS Temple. He preceded her in death April 21, 1977. Irene was a dedicated mother and wife with a good sense of humor. She spent most of her adult life in Caldwell, Jerome, and Burley, Idaho. Irene will be missed by her family and friends.She is survived by children, Norma Jean (Cecil) Wells, of Bountiful; Larry Forest Blake, of Salt Lake City; Muriel (Orval) Mauldin, of Jerome, Idaho; Kay Lynn (Garth) Wakefield, of Salt Lake City; William Byron Blake, of Bountiful; Anna Marie Griffin, of Dumfries, Virginia; sister, Delna Carson; brother, Bernard Levanger; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, brothers and sisters, Alber Fontaine, Ray Levanger, Niels Levanger, and Ross Levanger.

Funeral services Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main. Friends may call Saturday morning at the mortuary beginning at 10 a.m. Interment in the Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn, Idaho with graveside memorial services at 4 p.m.

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