Nov. 4, 1934 - Feb. 24, 2014
Irene “Rene” Walkenshaw passed away Monday, February 24th after battling lymphoma cancer. She lived in Gardnerville since 2002 after moving from Midland, Texas. She was born in San Francisco, Ca., the daughter of Jack Connell US NAVY and Mary Connell. She graduated from St. Vincent’s Ferrer High School in Vallejo, Ca in 1952. She worked as a corporate executive secretary for over twenty years in Livermore California. She was a gold star mother after losing her son Greg WO1 Army Helicopter Pilot in 1982. She loved scrap booking, penny slots, holidays and spending time with her many friends and family. She was pre- deceased by her son, Gregory Phillip Gallagher and survived by her husband Dan Walkenshaw, son Steve Gallagher his wife Cindy, Irene’s sister Jackie Killeen, brother Paul Connell, grandchildren Danielle & Sean and her great grandchild Case. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of flowers. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be planned for a later date at Carson Valley Inn.