October 4, 1927 ~ November 12, 2020

Born in: New London, CT
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Irene Amelia Miller Spencer, 93, of Asheville, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020.

A graveside service to celebrate Mrs. Spencer will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 16 at Calvary Churchyard in Fletcher.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and a more detailed obituary about her life and legacy will be published over the coming days.


Graveside Service: November 16, 2020 1:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
Hendersonville Road
Fletcher, NC 28732


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Irene, without trying, would light up a gathering, large or small. Her laughter and enthusiasm was contagious. She was curious and creative. No challenge was too tough for her, once she decided to champion the challenge. She loved her family deeply and spoke of her children, grandchildren, sister, nieces and others with gratitude and pride. Irene made every outing (which she often turned into a shopping opportunity) a fun and exciting experience. She loved to sing and dance and encouraged others to participate. Irene reminded us how to laugh at ourselves and to bounce back from the small stuff that isn’t worth worrying about. Instead of becoming bitter because of obstacles beyond her control, she chose to use those challenges to become a better and deeper person. Irene was a true friend and I will remember and appreciate her always. Thanks so much for allowing her to be part of our Arbor Terrace family.


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