Iris Katherine Peterson (1924 - 2017)

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Iris Katherine Peterson passed away on May 25, 2017 in Carrollton, Texas. She was born July 24, 1924 near Oak Hill, Kan. to William Peter Faulkner Fyfe and Emily Gordon. She was the youngest of seven children.
She 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 Sept. 18, 1943 in Salina, Kan. 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 and Iris had two children, twins, Judy and Gary. Iris worked various places after the twins were in school.
In 1966 Cleo and Iris bought a Ben Franklin franchise in Glenwood, which they ran until they retired and sold the business in 2001. She enjoyed sewing, snowmobiling, reading and talking with family and friends. In 2010 Iris and Cleo moved to Plano, Texas.
She is survived by son Gary and Barbara Peterson of Plano, Texas; daughter Judy and Howard Prouty of Boulder, Colo.; grandsons William Prouty, Chris and Theresa Prouty; Brian and Peggy Prouty; great-grandchildren Ashley, Nic and Corbin; and numerous nieces and nephews. She 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 or to a . Visitation will be held Thursday, June 8, 6-8 p.m. at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, 8011 Frankford Rd. Dallas, Texas 75252. A second visitation will be held Friday, June 9, 9-10 a.m. at West Plano Presbyterian Church 2709 Custer Rd. Plano, Texas 75075. Service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at West Plano Presbyterian Church. Burial will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, 2:30 p.m. at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy Dallas, Texas 75211.
Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on May 31, 2017
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