obit: Irene Odell Dirba
Brazosport Facts, The (Clute, TX) - September 11, 2004
Deceased Name: Irene Odell DirbaIrene Odell Dirba, 72, of Lake Jackson, passed away on September 8, 2004. She was born on July 7, 1932, in Goose Creek and was a graduate of Goose Creek High School. Irene was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters, St. Michael's Altar Society and the KJZT.She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Charlie; son, Eddie Dirba and wife, Tammy, of Lake Jackson; daughter, Janet Gipson and husband, Doug, of Lake Jackson."Mammie" is also survived by her grandchildren, Jodi Dirba of Sugar Land, Travis and Katy Gipson of Lake Jackson, Robbie Reed and wife, Katie, and their daughter, Erin, of Brazoria; sister, Dorrine Lee of Shepherd; and brother, Leo Ressler and wife, Elouise, of Baytown; along with numerous nieces and nephews.Irene will be remembered by those who loved her and her memory will live in our hearts forever.Pallbearers will be Cecil Dornak, Boots Ermis, Josh Ebarb, Emil Faltisek, Doug Gipson and Robbie Reed.Visitation was Friday, September 10, 2004, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with a rosary recited at 6:00 p.m.Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004, at St. Michael's with Monsignor Leo Wleczyk officiating.Final arrangements entrusted to Lakewood Funeral Chapel, 98 N. Dixie Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas. (979) 297-6464.