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Irene Joyce Harris

October 26, 1933 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 88)

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Irene Joyce (Kuck) Harris (88) passed away peacefully of natural causes on Good Friday, April 15, 2022, at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise, ID, with her family by her side.
Irene was the sixth of ten children born on October 20, 1933, in Bertrand, NE, to Inzie May (Stutheit) and John Henry Kuck, Sr. The Kuck family, in search of a better life, moved from Nebraska in February 1936, to the Caldwell, ID area. Irene spent her youth in Middleton, ID, before marrying Curtis Eugene Hinkle Sr. in 1951. Four children were born in this marriage.
Curt's job required a move for the family to Idaho Falls, ID in 1973. Curtis and Irene were married for 25 years before their divorce.
Irene married Bill B. Harris in 1977, and they lived several years in Idaho Falls before moving to the Silvercrest Estate Retirement Community in Nampa, Idaho. Bill and Irene were married for 31 years before his passing in December 2008. Irene later moved to Meridian's Spring Creek Assisted Living facility.
Irene began working in floral shops when her children were little. She worked in several floral shops in Caldwell, Idaho Falls, and Nampa, and enjoyed doing flowers for family and friends throughout her life. Growing flowers and working in her garden was also a favorite activity, especially after retirement.
A trait she handed down to her children. Irene enjoyed sports, including cheering on the Boise State Broncos football team.
Irene is survived by her four children, Viola (Vi) Tiegs, Fairfield, WA; Sherrill Lane Moody (Rod), Woodinville, WA; Curtis (Gene) Eugene Hinkle Jr. (Kay Lynn), Salem, UT; Alesia (Lisa) Hinkle, Eagle Point, OR, and step-daughter, Marsha Giles (Steve), Utah. Several grandchildren, Brian Tiegs (Rachel), Jennifer Tiegs, Christopher Hinkle (Krystal), Charissa Phelps (Thad), Casey Hinkle (Kendra), Kaden Lappe, Kole Lappe, and 13 great-grandchildren. Irene is also survived by her
siblings, Ruby Victory, Loretta Roark (Don), LeRoy Kuck, Arlene Winters (Darrell), and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family would like to thank Horizon Hospice for all they did to make Irene's last few days
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Irene's name to a charity of your choice.
A viewing will be held Monday, May 9, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Dakan Funeral Chapel, 504
S. Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID.
A graveside service will be held May 10, 2022, 11:00 am at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery,
10100 N Horseshoe Bend Rd, Boise ID.
Services will be handled under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel.

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May 9, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 S. Kimball Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83605

May 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Idaho State Veteran's Cemetery
10100 North Horseshoe Bend Road
Boise, ID 83714


Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
10101 North Horseshoe Bend Rd.
Boise, ID 83714

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