Irene Coulter, 78, of Longboat Key and New Brighton, Minn., died Sept. 16.
Born in Cologne, Minn., she graduated from Central High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in art from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
In 1954, Mrs. Coulter married her husband, Tom, with whom she logged numerous nautical miles aboard the Miss Nan throughout the eastern United States, Gulf of Mexico and St. Croix River.
Mrs. Coulter enjoyed music, performing arts and hunting for a good yard sale. She was a founding member of the Village Gardenettes in St. Anthony Village and also enjoyed books, painting, playing bridge and collecting seashells.
Mrs. Coulter is survived by her husband, Tom; daughters Nancy Phillips and Melissa Swanson; sister, Karen; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice. A memorial service will be held at a later date.