Obituary: Irvin, Mardell (Ostrum)
IRVIN, Mardell (Ostrum) Was born on September 2nd, 1931 to Emma and Cornelius Ostrum in Roscoe, Montana. She passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2013. Mardell graduated from high school in 1950 and Married Darrell B. Irvin in August 1956. She was a loving Army wife, mother, sister, and friend to all she knew. Her greatest joys in life included her faith, her family, and her football! Mom’s enthusiam for life was a lesson to us all in how to live our lives. Mardell’s three grandchildren were her ultimate pride and joy. She lived her life as a legacy of love, love for others, love for her family, her faith and life. She taught us how to be strong, how to carry on, and most importantly, how to love one another. Mardell was a devoted member of her church and community, including Diakonia, Beta, Eastern Washington University and many other treasured groups and organizations throughout her life. Mardell was a generous and giving soul who will be missed dearly by us all. Mardell is survived by her husband, Darrell; her sons Mark Irvin (Stacy), Matthew; daughter Michelle Irvin Giddens; and grandchildren Payton, Connor, and Kyleigh. She is also survived by her sisters Darlene and Ginger; sister-in-law, Yvonne as well as many beloved neices and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cheney, WA. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm, Cheney, WA 99004.