Irene Fullmer Weatherston was called home far too soon on November 27, 2018. Irene could light up a room with her infectious laughter. She was dedicated to her family, her faith and her friends.
Irene was born in California, a blonde-haired, blue eyed little girl with an endearing smile. Her family soon moved to Rexburg where she eventually met Leland Weatherston at church and they became high school sweethearts. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on March 22, 1962.
As a new bride of 18, Irene accompanied Leland to Japan while he served in the Air Force for five years. During that time Irene was employed as a secretary for Government Transportation. The family was growing so they eventually bought a home in Lewiston and moved there Christmas Eve, 1973. She was a confident and nurturing mother, even surviving raising eight children in a one bathroom house. She was a frugal housekeeper, making the most of every dollar that Leland provided.
Irene’s posterity includes her sweetheart, Leland Weatherston and eight children: Gary Weatherston, Kiyoko Ball, Steven Weatherston, Margaret Boop, Robert Weatherston, Mike Weatherston, Alan Weatherston, and Cydni Weatherston, 39 grandchildren and 15 1/2 great-grandchildren.
Irene had a special gift for the healing arts and touched many people with her work as a zone therapist. She even zoned Santa Claus!
She loved books and music and the house was full of both. An avid reader, she could read a book in a day. She could have rivaled the local library with the number of books in her home. She was a faithful correspondent, writing letters to family from the time they lived in Japan until her death. She would also leave notes for Leland around the house, expressing her love and encouragement for her beloved of 56 years.
She loved the constitution and discussed our country and our world with anyone who would listen.
Irene loved the Gospel. She served diligently and said that being the Primary pianist was the best calling in the Church. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all,” is a philosophy that she emulated. Irene truly lived the golden rule and treated all whom she met with friendship and love.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, December 4 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, December 5 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 5 from 11:30-12:30. All services will be held at the Lewiston 2nd Ward church house located at 1600 West Center in Lewiston, Utah. Irene will be laid to rest at the Lewiston Cemetery. The family would appreciate a donation in lieu of flowers.