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Iris Imogene <I>Staats</I> Cheshire

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Iris Imogene Staats Cheshire

Birth
Coffee Creek, Fergus County, Montana, USA
Death
9 Mar 2013 (aged 81)
Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon, USA
Burial
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA Add to Map
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Iris I. Cheshire was born August 23rd, 1931 in Coffee Creek Montana to Hurst and Eva Staats. She was the 5th of 6 children. The family moved to a farm in Elmira, Oregon when she was 3 years old. Shortly there after the family survived a horrific auto accident that left Iris unconcious along side the roadway until emergency help arrived. Iris grew up on the family farm. She attended Elmira schools where she lettered in volleyball, earned a scholarship, and graduated in 1950 as class valevictorian. After graduation, she started working as a telephone operator at Pacific NW Bell telephone company in Eugene, where she stayed until she retired 30 years later. Iris was married briefly to Richard Lee Cheshire (aka Dick Shane actor/stuntman) and they had two daughters, Gail and Linda. Iris managed to raise them single handedly from infants, inspite of having to work and also deal with her own mental health issues. During her life time Iris also resided in Cheshire, Fresno, Eugene, Springfield, and lastly Sweet Home where she was living with her daughter Linda. Iris passed away on March 9, 2013. She is survived by her two daughters Linda Cheshire of Sweet Home and Gail Riggs of Springfield, 4 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
Iris I. Cheshire was born August 23rd, 1931 in Coffee Creek Montana to Hurst and Eva Staats. She was the 5th of 6 children. The family moved to a farm in Elmira, Oregon when she was 3 years old. Shortly there after the family survived a horrific auto accident that left Iris unconcious along side the roadway until emergency help arrived. Iris grew up on the family farm. She attended Elmira schools where she lettered in volleyball, earned a scholarship, and graduated in 1950 as class valevictorian. After graduation, she started working as a telephone operator at Pacific NW Bell telephone company in Eugene, where she stayed until she retired 30 years later. Iris was married briefly to Richard Lee Cheshire (aka Dick Shane actor/stuntman) and they had two daughters, Gail and Linda. Iris managed to raise them single handedly from infants, inspite of having to work and also deal with her own mental health issues. During her life time Iris also resided in Cheshire, Fresno, Eugene, Springfield, and lastly Sweet Home where she was living with her daughter Linda. Iris passed away on March 9, 2013. She is survived by her two daughters Linda Cheshire of Sweet Home and Gail Riggs of Springfield, 4 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.


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