Iris Rose Coulson

Feb. 19, 1928
Oregon City
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA

Death: Jan. 6, 2009
Clackamas County
Feb. 19, 1928 - Jan. 6, 2009

Iris Rose Coulson passed away at her home in Canby on Jan. 6, 2009, after a 10-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Iris was born in Oregon City on Feb. 19, 1928 to the late Alfred and Minnie Shaver. She was the oldest of five children.

Iris was raised in Molalla and graduated from Molalla High School in 1946. She attended Oregon State College.

In 1948, she married KENNETH CLARK and they had four daughters: Kimberly Wrolstad of Tigard, Margo Clark of Portland, Lisa Johnson of Beaverton and Mia Clark of Portland.

She later married ROBERT REILLY who passed away in 2004. She had three grandsons, Todd Wrolstad of Portland and Jordan and Miles Johnson of Beaverton.

Iris is survived by sisters, Phyllis Wilson of Rocklin, Calif., Carol Madsen of the Oregon Coast, Nancy Fenton of Forest Grove and brother, Mike Shaver of Lakeside.

In 2006, Iris married her high school sweetheart, EDGAR COULSON. He passed away less than a year later.

Iris worked for Molalla High School for several years as well as in various positions for the US District Court where she served as a courtroom deputy for Judge Owen Panner until Iris' retirement in 1991.

Iris loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She delighted in her grandsons and expecially enjoyed attending many of their sporting events over the years.

She was an accomplished seamstress and sewed tirelessly for her four daughters when they were growing up. She created beautiful quilts in her later years. Iris had volunteered at the Adult Center in Canby where she enjoyed visiting with friends.

A memorial service for Iris will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Molalla United Methodist Church, 111 Mathias Road, Molalla.

Friends and family are invited to attend and stay for a luncheon immediately following.

Donation in Iris' memory may be made to the church or to Project Linus, Portland/Vancouver Chapter, 2805 NE 179th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98682 or