Irene Naida Chase, age 81 of Farmington and formerly of Abilene, Kansas, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 in Fayetteville.
Irene was born in Abilene, Kansas on May 30, 1931 to Justice Harvey and Esther Alice (Thayer) Chase. Irene enjoyed nature and animals, hunting and collecting fossils, and she was an avid reader and artist.
Preceded in death by her parents; one son, Leon Ferry; one daughter-in-law, Claudia Ferry; and two brothers; Irene is survived by one son, Thomas Ferrara of Fayetteville; one daughter, Rhonda Schmidt and husband Marty of Farmington; two sisters, Phyllis Lotgering of Mountain Home; Marjorie Miller of Colorado; four grandchildren, Matthew, Kyle, Alex, and Jennifer.
Private family services will be held.
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Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory of Rogers, Arkansas.