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Irean Black

Irean Black

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  • Name Irean Black  [1
    Born 8 Dec 1915  Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Irene 
    Name Voelter 
    Died 6 Mar 1984  Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 10 Mar 1984  Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I203261  Full Tree | Boulter, Palmer, Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2015 

    Father David Patten Black
              b. 10 Feb 1874, Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Oct 1958, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elzada Kartchner
              b. 25 Apr 1885, Colonia Díaz, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jun 1957, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1900  Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Family ID F87907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband John Henry Voelter
              b. 30 Sep 1903, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Jul 1979, Arriola, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 May 1935  Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Sally Mae Voelter
              b. 22 Sep 1937, Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Sep 2013, Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
     5. Zada LaRean Voelter
              b. 8 Aug 1958, Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Aug 1958, Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F68392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1915 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 May 1935 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sally Mae Voelter - 22 Sep 1937 - Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Zada LaRean Voelter - 8 Aug 1958 - Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Mar 1984 - Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Mar 1984 - Cortez, Montezuma, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Irene Black
    Irean Black
    Irean Voelter
    Irean Black Voelter   1982
    Irene Black Voelter  1982
    Voelter Girls   1994
    Irean Black - black & white

    Documents
    Funeral Program for Irean
    Irean's Funeral Notice

  • Notes 
    • AKA "Irene"

      From a tribute book made about David P. Black and his family by his children in 1978:
           "I was born and raised in Blanding and lived there the first four years of my married Life.  When John H. Voelter and I were first married he worked all day for the total wages of $1.00 per day.  The first home we bought required a monthly payment of $10.00 and we lost it because we not able to keep up the payments.  Things were that tough in those days.
           From Blanding we moved to Salt Lake City and then to Park City, Utah, where John worked in the mines.  From there to Las Vegas, Nevada; then to Needles and Barstowe, California, Peach Springs and Kingman Arizona, where John worked on the railroad for four years.  From there we moved to Moncos for year and then to Cortez, Colorado in 1946.  We moved into our home at 427 E. 2nd St. (they didn't have addresses then) and have lived there since.  Connie and Sally were borth bron in Blanding, UT; Clyda and Leslie were born in Salt Lake City, and Zada was born in Cortez.
           When I was a kid at home taking care of things when Momma was gone, I always had problems fixing meals and working in the kitchen.  Whenever I needed help, I'd call on Mable Redd and she would tell me how to fix my mistakes.  This is quite ironic since I would end up cooking as a lifetime job... I cooked in restaurants for 33 years.  "I finally learned how, I guess."
           I never could stand to live in a city; I just couldn't do it!  It was always too busy and bustling and unfriendly and I just never liked living in the city.  I never felt neglected living away from all my family because if I wanted to see them, I bailed in by car and went.  With most of the family living in Salt Lake City, I traveled back and forth a lot and I was always blessed along the way and never had any serious troubles traveling alone or with the girls.
           I have deep faith within me and I have been quite blessed in my life.  I have had a lot of good things happen and had a lot of trials and tribulations and hurts.  I had to get up and fight and work hard and climb for everything I've got, but I have still had a lot of blessings and have gotten what I've strived for.  I am satisfied with life and able to accept things as they come.  I am satisfied with life in general and grateful for the many blessings I have received throughout my life.
           While working at a cafe as a cook, I had to go at 5:00 A.M. to get everything started for business.  One morning after I had opened, the door flew open and there stood a drunk Indian.  He hit me several times, drug me around the outside of the cafe, and back inside.  He put a knife to my throat.  I said, "You're not going to hurt me, so just stop trying.  You don't even want to hurt me."  He was just trying to prove he could.  But as he was insisting he was going to hurt me, I felt as if someone was right by my side.  I knew I wasn't alone and nothing was going to happen.  The Indian turned and left quickly.  I called the police.
           I had never felt such a feeling of being protected and loved as I did that moment I knew I wasn't alone.  There was someone with me.
           When I first came to Cortez, there was no official Primary organization.  One lady was holding Primary in her home, but she didn't have any manuals, song book, etc.  I bought lesson manuals and song books and held Primary in my home for a year because I thought it was necessary for my girls to go to Primary.  By then the church had built up enough that they took the Primary into the church and I taught there for three more years before I had to quit.
           I've always liked horses and liked to ride them.  Once when I was 'quite' pregnant with Sally, I got bucked off a horse.  I landed on my feet and wasn't hurt, but the baby got a real jar!  Momma really got after me.  When I lived in SLC, every week Clella and I would go to a riding stable and ride horses.  One time I asked the man if he had a more lively horse instead of all those old nags.  He pointed to a horse he said was pretty good.  When I reached up to get on it, it started raring up.  I swung up into the saddle anyway and the man rushed right over to offer me another horse.  I told him, "No, this is the first horse I've seen here with some life in it."  He couldn't believe I would go ahead and ride that horse.  I can remember when Alvin would tie his horse to my gate post on his way to work and I'd use his horse to go get my groceries, etc.
           When Momma and Daddy went out on road camps, I stayed home so I could go to school.  I lived with Marge and Marvin Lyman for a year and with Aunt Beth and Uncle Silas for a year.  When the children got older and Momma and Daddy were gone, I stayed home and tended them.
           When Nancy Lou got so sick, I was home tending the children.  I was really scared and worried because I just knew she was real bad.  When Alvin came home from Carlilse, I asked him what we should do.  He said Momma would be home at 6:00 p.m. and we'd wait until she got home before we did anything.  I asked him how he knew she was coming and he just said that he knew she was.  She was working in Salt Lake City, but at 6:00 that night she walked in the door, just like Alvin said she would.  (That had to be inspiration because he hadn't talked to her or anything).  Well, she had brought Nancy Lou a big ball and she went in and gave it to her.  Nancy Lou reached out and bounced it just once on the floor by the side of her bed.  In a few minutes she was dead.  Momma screamed and carried on so that Nancy Lou started breathing again, but stayed real sick.  Daddy said in the middle of the night, he and Momma both saw his Mother come and reach out her hand for Nancy Lou.  Daddy had to talk Momma into the fact that it was time for Nancy Lou to go and that Momma should let her go with his Mother.  When she finally relented, Nancy Lou died." [1]

  • Reference  Bryan S. Larson. "Irean Black". Our Family Histories. https://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I203261&tree=00 (accessed August 23, 2019).

  • Sources 
    1. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    2. [S2903] Latter Day Saint Family History Microfilm.

    3. [S2904] Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records, Source number: 246.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Cod.


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