Irene Dawn Willmarth, age 74 of Lowell, went to her heavenly home November 25, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Durwood and Iva York (Downing); brothers, Quentin, Clifford, and Gordon York. Irene is survived by husband, Kenneth Willmarth and children Mark (Rhonda), Dale (Dawn), and Brian (Nicole); grandchildren, Ryan (Kayla), Colin, Lilly, Owen, Isaac Willmarth, Jacob and Adam Reed; and great granddaughter, Onna Reed. Irene was employed by Lowell Area Schools for 23 years where she displayed her inherent talent as a paraprofessional, teaching special needs children. Her hobbies included travel, exploring Arizona backcountry on ATV’s, reading, playing board games, puzzles, decorating for holidays and immersing herself into the lives of her beloved grandchildren. Those wishing to contribute, the family asks that a “tribute gift” donation be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 8401 Colesville Road, Ste. 200, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Giving@PHAssociation.org, in her name to assist in research for treatment and diagnosis advances for this illness.