Biren, Wilma Morehead

Friday, June 25, 2010
Wilma Biren
Wilma Biren

Wilma Morehead Biren, 94, died on June 23, 2010.

Born April 21, 1916 in Lompoc, Ca., she was raised with her two brothers Harold and Adelbert on a dairy farm. Upon graduation from Reedley High School, she went to Santa Barbara Teachers College, and after graduation began her teaching career in Bakersfield. She met and married her beloved Gage in 1943. After the end of World War II, they moved to Los Angeles and later moved to La Crescenta. They moved to Newhall in 1970 when Gage retired.

Wilma continued to teach until her retirement at 79.

At 83, she moved to Chattanooga to be closer to her daughter and granddaughter. She lived at Creekside at Shallowford until her death and had many wonderful friends there. She enjoyed sewing and all forms of needlework. She was active in her retirement in the DAR and was founding Regent of the Alliklik Chapter, in Newhall, Ca.

She leaves her daughter, Joanne (Charlie) Peek; granddaughter, Anna Gipe-Scott; and great-granddaughter, Gaige Scott; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends, both in Chattanooga and California.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wilma Biren Good Citizen Scholarship Award; c/o Alliklik Chapter NSDAR; Sheryl Kolt, Treasurer; 28144 Alaminos Drive; Saugus, Ca. 91350-1911.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Creekside at Shallowford for her Chattanooga friends. Her ashes will be scattered at sea in the Pacific with her husband Gage.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.



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