Irene Alice Haase Marshall
Sept. 15, 1933 – Feb. 28, 2016
Irene Alice Haase Marshall, 82, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016. She was a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, a rancher, mother, teacher, friend, volunteer, artist, crafter, carpenter, cook, historian, designer, seamstress, tailor, business owner of Golden Fleece, gardener, grandmother and great-grandmother, and so much more. Irene was born to Henry William and Alice Elda Hellwinkel Haase on September 15, 1933, in Carson City at Mae Noonan’s Maternity Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory “Pete” Marshall; brother, Eddie Haase; and sister, Debbie Byers. Irene is survived by her children, Joyce Marshall, of Fort Worth,Texas, Jeff (Anna) Marshall of Sparks, Craig (Sandy) Marshall of Dayton, Glenn Marshall of Sacramento; grandchildren, Andrew (Kim) Marshall, Jimmy (Anna) Marshall, Zachary and Chase Marshall and great-granddaughter Cassandra Irene Marshall. She was a second mother to George Tsouris, an exchange student from Greece and his wife, Tammy. She is also survived by her sister, Kathryn Custis, many nieces, nephews, cousins and Aunty Ada Uhart who is 98 years old. She left behind many dear friends. Irene was passionate about the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, where she served as chair of the exhibit committee. She was honored as “Woman of the Year” by the Carson Valley Historical Society in 2003. She also served as historian for the Carson Valley Literary Club for many years. She was a member of the Cousin’s Card Club. A celebration of Irene’s life will be at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 11a.m. until 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made in Irene’s name to the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center.