Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Irene Poulson

Irene Sessions Poulson
1920 - 2010
Irene Sessions Poulson, 89, of Bountiful, Utah, died peaceful of natural causes, Saturday, February 13, 2010 at her home.
She was born July 28, 1920 to Alvin and Alice (Hogan) Sessions, in Salt Lake City. After graduating from Davis High School in 1939, she briefly attended the University of Utah before being called to a Japanese-speaking mission in Hilo, Hawaii in 1941. Following the attack of Pearl Harbor, she worked her way back to the United States aboard a troop ship.
She married Dahl Roger Poulson in the Salt Lake Temple on November 18, 1942. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1999. They shared over 50 wonderful years together serving their family and countless others in many parts of the world while in the military.
Irene was the example of service throughout her life, including positions in the LDS Church as Relief Society President and nearly 20 years as a temple worker in the Bellevue, Washington Temple. She served in community and civic groups throughout her life, and later years volunteered to drive the elderly to doctor's appointments.
She perfected talents ranging from seamstress to ceramics and even carpentry. She loved to garden, and watch the birds. At age 11, she ran her own popcorn stand in St. Louis, selling the fluffiest, hottest and freshest popcorn in the city, but her greatest talent was serving others throughout her life.
Irene is survived by her daughter Shauna Dicken (Kenneth), Methow, WA; son Sterling Sessions Poulson (Danette), Centerville, UT;10 grandchildren, Robert, Stockton, MO, Rochelle, Austin, TX, Brian, Salt Lake City, Cody, Ogden, UT, Preston, Ogden, UT, Jennifer, Cedar City, UT, Emily, Spokane, WA, Jessica, Centerville, UT, Christina, Maysville, MO, Sarah, Cedar City, UT; and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at the Bountiful, Utah Tabernacle at Center & Main on Thursday February 18, at 11:00 a.m. Viewing opportunities at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night at Russon Brothers Mortuary at 295 N. Main in Bountiful, and 10:00 a.m. at the tabernacle on Thursday prior to the service. Internment will be at the Richfield Cemetery on Friday February 19.
You may send donations to the Choral Art Society of Utah, PO Box 2623, Salt Lake City, UT 84110, she never missed a concert.
Published in The Olympian on February 17, 2010

1 comment:

ZB said...

I just cry. I will never be able to lose mom…


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