Vancouver Funeral Chapel

110 East 12Th Street, Vancouver, WA


Irene M. Retchless

September 25, 1922May 8, 2019

Irene Mary Retchless, 96, of Vancouver, Washington, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on May 8th 2019. She was born in Dalton, Nebraska, on September 25th 1922. Irene’s greatest joys in life were her friends and family. She leaves behind three sons, Randy, Bill and Greg and generations of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, their children, cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Her contagious laughter, humor, and personality allowed her to create an extended family throughout her life that consisted of her loving friends, their children, and neighbors. Irene was cherished by the city of Blue Lake, California, where she resided for over 55 years.

Irene loved us all!

Irene was known as a person that would give comfort when you were down and as a caring, lively, woman quick with a clever comeback intended to make you laugh, if not shock you. It has been said of her humorously that, “you just don’t know what will come out of her mouth!” A celebration of Irene’s life will be held June 1st at 1:00pm at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 East 12th Street, Vancouver, WA. Parking is available at the corner of E 12th St. and C St. Evaluator access available west of the main entrance.

Please join us in celebrating Irene’s life that she lived on her own terms.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 1, 2019


Irene M. Retchless

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