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Iris Jean Forsyth Rodgers

Posted: Friday, Jun 7th, 2013

May 19, 1913 – January 1, 2013

Resident of Watsonville

A memorial service will be held for Iris Jean Forsyth Rodgers on Saturday, June 15, 1 PM, at the United Presbyterian Church, 112 East Beach St., Watsonville.

Iris passed away at home on New Year’s Day. She was born and raised in Santa Cruz, going on to Stanford University where she graduated with distinction with a degree in Biological Science before earning a teaching Certificate from University of California. She taught school in Dos Palos until her marriage to Watsonville dentist J. Arthur Rodgers. Together they built a home and raised six children.

Iris is survived by her children, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Her husband of 65 years and one granddaughter predeceased her.

Remembrances may be made in her name to Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Cabrillo College Foundation or the United Presbyterian Church of Watsonville. Arrangements were entrusted to Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.

For the complete article see the 06-08-2013 issue.

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