Irene M. G. Gemmel, 81

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Irene M. G. Gemmel, 81

Irene May Gladys Clausen Gemmel, age 81, passed away July 1, 2003, in LaVerkin, Utah.

She was born Nov. 9, 1921, to Marie and Rudolph Clausen in Osage, Iowa. She was educated in Iowa and Minnesota and spent most of her life caring for ill people in their homes. Her sister moved her to Utah in 1997 to oversee her care.

Irene and Albert E. Gemmel were united in marriage Nov. 8, 1959, and lived in Austin.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband in 1988; a sister, Jeri; and a brother, Jerome Clausen.

Survivors include her stepdaughter, Janeth (Harold) A. Nelson; step-grandchildren, Arnold and Martha, Allan, Ardell and Alton and Shelli Nelson and family; sister, Lee Jensen, St. George, Utah; brother, Rev. Ken Clausen, Billings, Mont.; nephews, Mark and Thomas Coleman and Mark Mostrom; nieces, Shelle Rullman and Georgia Hadley.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated by Utah Heritage, 25 South Main St., Suite 210, Centerville, UT 84014, in Irene's name. She had been under their care for the last 10 months.

Graveside services will be held at Cedar City Cemetery on Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. with Father Fogel officiating. Tributes will be given by her grandsons.