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Irene Jewel Kennedy


June 2, 2021

Nov. 5, 1935 - May 22, 2021

Irene Jewel Kennedy, 85, of Sweet Home passed away May 22, 2021.

She was born Nov. 6, 1935 in Portland to Clyde and Geraldine (Locee) Price.

She grew up in Cascadia and lived in Cascadia and Sweet Home most of her life.

She worked for the Sweet Home School District as a lunch lady at Hawthorne School and Sweet Home Junior High for many years.

She loved country music. She went to the Oregon Jamboree every year (pictured above enjoying the Jamboree). Irene was instrumental in getting Hank Williams Jr. to come play at the Jamboree.

She is survived by her husband, William Kennedy of Sweet Home; children Mike, Faron, Jennifer and Chris Kennedy, all of Sweet Home; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Per Irene's request, no funeral services are planned.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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