Irene Rosa Ash |

Irene Rosa Ash

Irene Ash, 78, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at LaVilla Grande Care Center in Grand Junction.Irene was born April 17, 1928, at McCallister, Okla., the daughter of Cue and Rosa Anna (Biddie) Johnson. Irene was a longtime resident of Grand Junction and Rifle. She was employed by City Market for many years. Irene was an active member of Elkettes and Eastern Star. She also enjoyed playing golf, reading books and doing crossword puzzles, and loved entertaining family and friends.Survivors include her husband, Kenney Ash of Grand Junction; daughters Pam Leuallen of Battlement Mesa and Karen (Gregory) Avila of Rifle; grandchildren Nathan (Joylynn) Leuallen of Rifle, Chandra (Jeremy) Sanderson of Parachute and Kalea Rose Leuallen of Rifle; great-grandchildren Anthony, Gabe and Cortney Cordova, Alyssa Leuallen, Stephany and Beau Leuallen, all of Rifle, and Lakeisha and Hunter Leuallen of Silt; brothers Ray (Mary) Johnson of Stryker, Mont., Jack Johnson of Grand Junction, John (Honey Ann) Dunham of Albany, Ore., and Jim Dunham of Medford, Ore.; sisters Janiece Caster of Grand Junction and Betty Jean McCartney of Union City, Calif.She was preceded in death by grandson Jeremy Leuallen and brother Bill Johnson. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary with Pastor Mark from the Faith Fellowship Church of Rifle officiating.Arrangements are under the care of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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