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Iris Katherine (O'Brien) Flynn


1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Iris Katherine (O'Brien) Flynn Obituary
IRIS KATHERINE (O'BRIEN) FLYNN passed away peacefully on March 8, 2015 after a valiant fight against lung cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends. Iris was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2/10/1929 to Raymond and Evelyn O'Brien. The family moved to northern Minnesota, where she grew up. She graduated from Grand Rapids (Minnesota) High School in 1947. Later that year she married the love of her life, Charles Flynn. They started their own family in 1951 and moved to California in 1959. Iris initially stayed home with their four kids. She returned to work in accounting once they were all in school. After working for many years, she and Charlie retired and moved to Hemet. They spent the next years traveling around the United States, as well as camping and partying with their many friends in Hemet. Iris lost her Charlie in 2004 to a car accident. She remained active and special to family and friends. She is survived by her brother Morris (Mary Jo) O'Brien and sister-in-law Felicia O'Brien Lewis; her four children: Patricia Flynn (David Warren), Mary McMeans, Katherine (Stephen) Ayers and Michael Flynn; nine grandchildren: April (Curt) Chatwin, Brian (Rana) Warren, Steven Warren, Kaitlin Warren, Raymond Ayers, Patrick Ayers, Sarah (Chris) Heid, Katie (Ben) Tester and Douglas Flynn; three great-grandchildren: Bailey Chatwin, Coby Chatwin and Addison Heid and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 5, 2015
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