May 1, 1915-Jan. 15, 2012
Irma Harmeson, 96, of Pleasanton, died peacefully on January 15, 2012 in Livermore, CA.
Irma was born in 1915 in Sidney, Illinois. In 1938 she received a Business Degree from the University of Illinois. She married Robert H. Harmeson in 1940.
Irma enjoyed being a homemaker, raising her children and spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren. In Illinois, she worked at Western Union, Collegiate Cap and Gown, and sold Fashion Two-Twenty cosmetics. Music was important to her as she played both the piano and organ. She and her husband loved to dance. Throughout her life she was active in community women's organizations, her church, multiple military organizations, and Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity.
Irma and Robert retired to Mesa, AZ where they enjoyed many years of travelling and pursuing their hobby - genealogy. After her husband's death, she moved to California and continued her visits to family and friends.
Irma was preceded in death by her parents; brother; her husband; infant daughter; and son, Leigh.
She is survived by her children: Raynor; Terry; Linda, and Leigh’s wife, Janet. She also leaves behind her five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Irma will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sunshine Acres, 3405 N. Higley Road, Mesa, AZ 85215 or www.sunshineacres.org.