Iris Katherine Peterson
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Iris Katherine Peterson
  • July 24, 1924 - May 25, 2017
  • Carrollton, Texas

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Iris Katherine Peterson passed away on May 25, 2017 in Carrollton, TX. She was born July 24, 1924 near Oak Hill, Kansas to William Peter Faulkner Fyfe and Emily Gordon. She was the youngest of seven children.

Iris attended grade school in Oak Hill and graduated from Longford Rural High School. She graduated from Brown Mackie business school in Salina. She married Cleo Paul Peterson on September 18, 1943 in Salina, KS. She worked for the Civil Service on various bases, as she followed Cleo during his time in the Army Air Corp (later US Air Force) from 1943-1945. Cleo & Iris had two children, twins, Judy & Gary.

Iris worked various places after the twins were in school. In 1966 Cleo and Iris bought a Ben Franklin franchise in Glenwood, Iowa which they ran until they retired and sold the business in 2001. She enjoyed sewing, snowmobiling, reading, and talking with family & friends. In 2010 Iris and Cleo moved to Plano, Texas.

Iris is survived by son Gary & Barbara Peterson of Plano, TX; daughter Judy & Howard Prouty of Boulder Colorado; grandsons William Prouty, Chris & Theresa Prouty; Brian & Peggy Prouty; great-grandchildren Ashley, Nic, and Corbin; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Iris is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Cleo (Jan. 2014), her parents, all her siblings and their spouses.

Donations can be made, in honor of Iris, to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.American Cancer Society - Dallas 8900 John W. Carpenter Fwy. Dallas, TX 75247. 214-819-1200

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.