Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 7, 2013
Irene Warr

Obit Irene Warr1931-2013

Irene died peacefully on Jan. 30 from multiple myeloma while under hospice care in Salt Lake City. She was born Oct. 6, 1931 in Erda to Allen B. Warr and Vivian Jones Warr. Her brothers and sisters, Owen, Lyman, Norman, Iris and Ruby, all preceded her in death. She graduated from Tooele High School in 1949 and still met monthly with her ‘49 classmates for lunch and visiting. Irene received her bachelor of arts degree in 1954, cum-laude in biology, chemistry and pre-med from Westminster College. She then entered the U of U Law School and received her law degree in 1957. Irene was recognized among the first 100 women admitted to practice law in the state. She held the oldest active license in Utah’s women lawyers. Irene received numerous awards throughout her professional and personal life. She had a rare combination of intellect, wit and common sense. She was compassionate and caring, a beautiful and immaculate woman who never lost her Erda roots. If her hair was good (bent), she was good. Irene was a valued member of the Murray Rotary Club and a past state president of the Business and Professional Women’s organization. She was involved with BPW for more than 50 years and had many dear friends there. She also had been a board member on many community charities and civic organizations. In 1974, Irene and her brother, Norman, began their dream of a community ballpark. A hay field was plowed, grass planted and a backstop and outfield fence built. Bleachers donated by Charlie Vorwaller were moved in and lights installed. The park was dedicated and named after their father, Allen B. Warr. Hundreds of ball games, community events, renewing acquaintances or just visiting with friends have taken place here. Irene loved to come out in the summer, have an Erda burger and show off “her park.” Irene is survived by her son Dan Busey (Sarah Sherk), grandsons Benjamin and Patrick, her many, many friends and clients, and her nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. In the spring, we will gather to celebrate her memory with an Erda burger and an excellent glass of boxed White Zinfandel, her beverage of choice. Goodbye, dear lady.

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