Irene P. Middleton, 86, of Napavine and a long-time Sunnyside resident, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Liberty Country Place nursing home in Centralia.

She was born July 24, 1919 in Nebraska to Talton and Valna Roberts. The family lived in Illinois, South Dakota and then Sunnyside. She worked at Welch’s in Grandview. She married Delmer Middleton.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Delmer Middleton; her children, Delene Huntley of Randle, Terry Middleton of Napavine, Charolette Jones of Lynwood, Don Mitchell of Naches; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great grandchild; and three sisters, Marly Cummings of Sedro Wooley, Cleta Putnam of Lyle and Lucille Daughery of Spokane.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Thomas Roberts; one son, Marvin Middleton; and one grandchild.

Cattermole Funeral Home of Winlock was in charge of arrangements, which included cremation and inurnment at Tacoma Mausoleum in Tacoma.


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