Iris Elizabeth Dils, 90, passed away September 28, 2012 at home in Mesa, Arizona. Iris was born June 6, 1922 in the family home in El Paso, Texas. Iris graduated from Austin High School in 1940. During her high school years, Iris met the love of her life, Wesley Dils. Iris and Wesley dated for two years and then on August 30, 1941 they married at Asbury Methodist Church. In 65+ years of marriage, they raised five sons and traveled the world together. Her favorite pastimes were reading, crossword puzzles, oil painting, preserving family mementos, travel and spending time with family and friends. Iris was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Dils and Son, David Roger Dils. Iris is survived by Sons, Wes(Lynda) Dils of El Paso, TX; Mike(Cheryl) Dils of Mesa, AZ; Rusty(Debbie) Dils of Rio Rancho, NM; Jeff(Kali) Dils of Hilton Head SC, and Sister In-Law, Mary Lou York, of Coppell, TX. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Graveside Service will be Friday, October 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - DONIPHAN. 5054 Doniphan Dr. 587-0202
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Published in El Paso Times from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, 2012