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Irene Doris Black

December 21, 1923 March 17, 2019
Irene Doris Black
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Irene Doris Hasley Black, born Dec 21, 1923 to Ralph and Creda Hasley passed away on March 17, 2019 after a brief illness at 95 years old. Irene loved a cold beer so it seems fitting that she would choose to go to heaven on St Patrick’s Day where certainly a party was going on. She was an active part of her memory care home until her final days and loved by all that met her. She was a wonderful, kind, loving mother and grandmother that the grandchildren will always remember exclaiming “Mercy!”.

Irene devoted her life to the things that meant the most to her, her husband, family and great adventure. On May 3, 1947 she married Richard Donald Black and raised 4 daughters. She loved to golf, bowl and be on the lake in a boat with the wind blowing her hair. After Dons passing in 1977, she never slowed down and enjoyed her dune buggy, building a log cabin including clearing the land, and snowmobiling. She traveled to see her grandchildren wrestle, swim and play other sports. At 77 she moved part time then full time to San Diego to live near her daughter and grandchildren on the west coast, returning to Michigan at 89. Irene traveled the world with her husband and with travel groups after his death visiting much of Europe, Turkey and China.

Irene is survived by her daughters, Joanna Black Boelio in Huntington Woods, Diana Forward (Charles) in Archbold, Ohio, Nancy Black (JR) in Sedona, Arizona and Beth Steusloff (Patrick) in Del Mar, California. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren Elizabeth(Matthew ), Richard, Justin (Rachel),Katherine, Jeff (Kristin), Clark, Sarah (Jarod), Claire(Craig) and Peter and great grandchildren Charlee , Grayson, Elliott and Noah. She is preceded in death by her husband Don, and grandson Jason.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St Anne’s Mead Memory Care Home 16106 W 12 Mile Rd or Brookdale Hospice 25800 W Eleven Mile Rd, both in Southfield, MI in Irene’s name.

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