Irene Merrill Bergh Robinson

Irene Merrill Bergh Robinson, 100, of Tonasket, Wash., died at home Sept. 19, 2021.

Irene was born in Stacyville, Iowa, to parents Charles and Goldie Hanson. She lived in that area until graduating from Osage Iowa High School. She then moved to Bend, Ore., where she met her first husband, Knute Bergh, a pilot, who later died in a plane crash in Alaska. The couple had three children.

After Knuteā€™s death, Irene and her children moved to Tonasket, in 1955. Irene purchased and managed an Apple Orchard along with her second husband, Leland Robinson, until their retirement. They loved living in the Okanogan Valley where they enjoyed all that it has to offer, especially fishing and camping. Irene was an avid bridge player in both, Oroville, and Tonasket bridge clubs, and was also a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church.

Irene is survived by her husband, Leland G. Robinson; children, Roger S. (Carol) Bergh, and Robert B. (Robin) Bergh; brothers; Robert Hanson, Jim (Mary Ann) Hanson, and Larry (Shirley) Hanson; grandchildren, Stephanie (Keith) Dammann, Michael (Naomi) Bergh, Anna Bergh, and Erik Bergh; and great-grandchildren, Cecilia Hopes, Michael Bergh Jr., Mackenzie Bergh, Luke Dammann, and Ava Dammann.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Trinity Episcopal Church; 604 Central Ave., Oroville, WA. The service was officiated by Reverend Marilyn Wilder.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1270, Oroville, WA 98844, or to a charity of your choice.

Bergh Funeral Service & Crematory is in care of arrangements.

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