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Irene Gladys Baxter (Turner Valley)

June 7, 1926 October 9, 2017
Irene  Gladys  Baxter (Turner Valley)
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Obituary for Irene Gladys Baxter (Turner Valley)

On Monday, October 9, 2017, Irene (nee Laughlin) Bettcher Baxter slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving Saviour. Her deepest desire was to see Jesus and now she has accomplished that.

Irene was born on June 7, 1926 on the farm near Daysland, Alberta. She was the first born daughter of Edward and Gladys Laughlin, a cute little red-head.

She grew up in the Daysland area, attending school there to Grade 8. She went on to attend Bible School in Edmonton and then moved to Maidstone to work and teach Sunday School. It was there she met and married Emil Bettcher on November 23, 1953. Emil and Irene had four children, Carol, Kevin, Rodney and Dale.
Emil passed away on December 24, 1989 and Irene later married Allan Baxter on June 9, 1990. Al treated Irene like a queen during the almost 18 years they were married and the family is forever grateful to him.

Irene's greatest love was her family. She loved unconditionally and passionately. She had a huge heart and great love for many and is called mom B by a large company of people.
Irene was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Gladys and her stepmom, Helen, her two husbands, Emil and Al, her two brothers Jim and Lloyd and her granddaughter Tiffany Whitter.

She leaves to mourn:
Daughter Carol (Randy) Whitter, and their daughters, Adana (Cris) Thorne, Amanda (Jason) Hartman, and Alexandria (James) Debnam;
Son Kevin (Pauline) and their sons, Jacob, Eric (Ashley Bridger), and Nicholas;
Son Rodney (Laura) and their sons, Justin (Leah), Jordan, Caleb (Leisha) and Kendall;
Son Dale (Mona);
Sisters Ann (Allen) Alderdice and Joyce Setterlund;
Al's four children, Norma Furi, Diane (Ron) Ostrum, Ken Baxter and Faye (Rod) Jonson
Our "adopted" sister Evelyn (Dan) Levson
Numerous great grandchildren and innumerable loved ones all over the globe.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel in Black Diamond, on November 18th at 2:00 p.m. Lunch to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements in Care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Okotoks 403-938-3111.


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18

Nov

2:00 PM 11/18/2017 2:00:00 PM
Black Diamond Gospel Chapel

212 Centre Ave West
Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0

Black Diamond Gospel Chapel
212 Centre Ave West Black Diamond T0L 0H0 Alberta
Canada
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