Irene Thornock Carlin, after a long life journey at age 89, passed away on July 9th, 2014 of natural causes. She was in the excellent care of the staff at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. She was born to Cecil and Fern Thornock on September 16th 1924 in Bloomington. She was raised in Bloomington and graduated in 1942 from Fielding High School in Paris.
On December 1, 1942 she married John William Carlin in Evanston. They had 12 children, seven sons, and five daughters. Irene devoted her time to her husband and family.
John and Irene celebrated over 70 years together and shared many adventures along the way.
With her husband in the military, they lived in Cheyenne; Memphis; Idaho Falls; Ogden; and Bloomington.
After raising their children, John and Irene would travel to Yuma, Ariz. for the winters calling themselves snowbirds. They always had a little dog to go with them on their travels.
Throughout the years, Irene worked in different places including Shupe-Williams Candy Factory in Ogden, the Ogden Arsenal and Stevens Canning Company in Roy. She worked as a secretary for the LDS church and enjoyed volunteering at the LDS Storehouse handing out commodities.
Irene had many talents, the wonderful meals she made, her crocheting, and making quilts. Any time she could, Irene also enjoyed fishing. Irene and John loved to play music (Irene played the Omni chord and John his guitar) and they would sing together for hours.
Irene is survived by her husband John W. Carlin, her one brother LeRoy (Shirley) Thornock, and her eight children, Rick Carlin, Washington Terrace, UT; Brent (Vicki) Carlin, Riverdale UT; (Dee) Diane Coles, Ogden; Janette Nichols, St. Anthony; Barbara (Al) Sillin, Evanston; Guy Carlin, Bloomington, Doug Carlin, South Ogden, and Keith Carlin, Brigham City.
She is also survived by over 40 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Elsie, Mary, and Carl, and four children John W. Carlin Jr., Wayne C. Carlin, Laureen Carlin Caffall, and Michelle Carlin Brechbill.
Irene will be remembered as the kind, thoughtful and caring person she was. Always offering to others whether she had for herself or not. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held on July 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Paris Stake Center.
A viewing will take place at the stake center from 12:00-12:45 prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Bloomington Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bear Lake Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility for the great and loving care for Irene. Irene Thornock Carlin
This entry was posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014