Iris F. Jankow, 89, of Hagerman, Idaho, and formerly longtime resident of Ketchum, Idaho, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Born in Republic, Wash., and raised in Wallace, Idaho, as a young woman, she moved with her family to Ketchum, Idaho, where she met and married Lester Jankow in 1955. Les worked for the city of Ketchum as marshal for many years. Iris worked for the state of Idaho for more than 30 years.
Iris was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Frankie Lease; husband, Lester Jankow; brothers, Jack and Jerry Lease; and longtime friend and companion Paul Sullivan. Iris is survived by her sister, Lois (Bill) Werry of Jerome Idaho; nieces, Melody Werry of Jerome, Idaho, and Michele (Kody) Desouki of Victoria, B.C., and Susan Werry (Keith Anderson) of Twin Falls, Idaho; and nephew, John Lease of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Iris’s family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in her name to a favorite charity or animal shelter.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, at the Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Idaho. Family and friends are invited to share memories and photos at woodriverchapel.com.