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Irene Kaminski

April 19, 1928 ~ July 16, 2018 (age 90)

Irene Kaminski of Newport, Oregon, passed away on July 16, 2018 in Albany, OR. She was born in Burns, Oregon on April 19, 1928 to Walter and Sallie Mitchell and has been a resident of Newport, Oregon since 1938.
Irene graduated with the class of 1946 at Newport High School and then attended Northwest Nazarene College.
Irene and Ortie Kaminski were married on September 3rd, 1948 at the Old Church of the Nazarene building that is now the Eagles Hall. They had three children: Joanne McKee (Rick), Keith Kaminski (Susan) and Ruth Ross (Mark).
Irene has been a 4H Leader for 30 years, involved with the Lincoln County Fair for over 70 years: Exhibitor, Superintendent in Foods & Canning, and Member of Newport High School Alumni Foundation. She has received a Distinguished Service Award for Newport Nazarene Church (December 1996) and Woman of the Year Community Award (March 1991). She worked at the Newport Extension Office for many years, taught Home Economics at Yaquina Christian School. Irene was a Charter Member of Newport Church of the Nazarene as the foundation of this church started in her parents’ house in 1940. She was a Sunday School teacher, taught VBS, was a mission president and Sunday School Superintendent, as well as very active in the senior adult group.
In addition to all of Irene’s working activities, she found time to enjoy hobbies as well. She loved sewing, quilting, knitting, canning, cooking, camping with her family, and also her Bible study.
Irene is survived by her sister Connie Cooke; brother Gordon Mitchell; daughter Joanne McKee (Rick); son Keith Kaminski (Susan); daughter Ruth Ross (Mark) as well as seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Orton Kaminski (10/11/27-4/16/18); mother Sallie Mitchell Eder and father Walter Mitchell.
Please join us for a combined memorial service to honor both Irene and Orton Kaminski, September 16th, 2018 At 2:00p.m., Church of the Nazarene, Newport
Arrangements are being entrusted to Bateman Funeral Home.

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