Services were held for Irene Elizabeth Awbrey, 79, of Exeter. She died on April 20 in Reedley. She was a homemaker.

She was born on May 15, 1925 in Visalia to Timothy and Olive (Preston) Zeser. She was raised and educated in Exeter and she married Virgil Rasmussen in the 1940s. Mr. Rasmussen passed away in 1954 and she later married Warren Awbrey. Mr. Awbrey passed away in 1992.

Irene was known for her contribution of costumes to the community. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend who will be dearly missed and forever loved.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Morris.

She is survived by her loving family, two sisters, Evelyn Barnett and Dolores Morris; five children, Cheryl Hartman, Darryl Rasmussen and Merritt Awbrey, all of Exeter, Kenny Awbrey of Fresno and Penny Cooper of Coarsegold; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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