Irene Betty Pellatz
Irene was born May 14, 1933 in Freeman, SD. Her family moved to Neskowin OR in 1945 where she graduated from Nestucca High School in 1950. That same year her family purchased a farm on Barlow Road near Canby. While living there she worked at Canby Union Bank and Woolworth's in Salem.
She married the owner of the adjoining farm, Leland Pellatz, in 1956. They attended Christ Lutheran Church for many years. After selling the farm in 1988 they enjoyed a 20 year retirement; playing with their granddaughter, spending time with friends, tending their extensive flower beds, and taking care of their many cats. They were married 52 years when Leland passed in 2008.
Irene moved to Hope Village where she enjoyed visiting with residents. She spent her last months at Parkridge Adult Care Home in West Linn.
Irene passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021. She leaves behind her son Ron Pellatz (Janet), granddaughter Emily Buchanan (Brady), nieces and a nephew.
Memorial contributions may be made to Canby Adult Center.