I have lost a dear friend of 35 years, says Marge Rosenberg, former owner of Carols Gift Shop in Artesia, California. Irene was beautiful, warm, caring, and giving. She had a great sense of humor and was one of the finest artists of our generation. She will be missed.
Spencers survivors include her daughter Jeanne, son Ted, one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. Ex-husband Joe Mastin, with whom she lived for 60 years, died in her home three weeks before Ms. Spencers death.
She was a grand lady, says Elliott.