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Birthday – Arlene Follett Irwin

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Arlene Follett Irwin will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 17, 2014. Arlene was born the oldest of six children to Martinus Tillman Follett and Mabel Elizabeth Larsen. During her childhood years she lived in Centerfield, Springville and Morgan, graduating from Morgan High School in 1942. She met and fell in love with John C. Irwin in Morgan. They were married in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple in January of 1944 while Johnny was serving in the Army during World War II. After the war they settled in Devil’s Slide, Utah. Later, John built their home in Morgan, where they lived for 62 years. John passed away in July of 2012. John and Arlene had five children: Suzanne (Richard) Middleton, Rick (Kathy), Becky (Rocky) Johnson, Rob (Phyllis), and Janene (Mark) Walker. From these five children, John and Arlene were blessed with 15 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren (with two more on the way). John and Arlene served two missions for the LDS church, one to Yugoslavia and one to Germany. Arlene has held many positions including the Ogden Temple for many years. They were also members of the Wasatch Wagons, a Good Sam’s Club. She is a member of the Culturettes in Morgan and the DUP (Daughters of Utah Pioneers). She also enjoyed her membership in the BPW (Business and Professional Women). Arlene was a correspondent from Morgan for the Ogden Standard-Examiner while her children were still in school. Later she became the Society Editor. She enjoys playing games with her children and grandchildren and at the Senior Center. When she was younger, she loved playing tennis with her sister. Arlene’s family and friends are invited to come celebrate her wondrous life at an open house at the Rock Church in Morgan (10 W. Young Street) on Sept. 13, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please, no gifts.

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