Irene's parents were Jay M. Collier and Bertha May Jackson. They divorced when Irene was four and Irene was adopted by Elmer Jackson (Bertha's brother) and his wife Lillie. She considered Bertha and Jay as her parents.
She loved helping me with genealogy when I was a child including writing all her siblings and her husband's siblings for information. She gave me many of the great pictures of prior generations that I have put on Find-a-Grave.