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Freeland, Iris Jobe Dominy

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February 14, 1924 - July 18, 2015

Freeland, Iris Jobe Dominy

Iris Marie Jobe was born on Valentine’s Day, 1924 in Prescott, Arkansas.  She was the youngest of six children.

In 1946, when she was only 22 years old she met and married Boyd Dominy.  They soon traveled to Dallas where they proudly settled and began to raise their family.  They had three sons…Jerry, James and Kenneth.  She loved her family and was always the perfect hostess to drop in guests and neighborhood kids.  She loved to cook and entertain. Unlike most, she enjoyed it when Boyd would surprise her with dinner guests and magically she could handle the three kids and still entertain friends.  She knew how to make a house a home. In 1968, Boyd passed away and there she was with 3 sons, a home and a business to help run.  She did it with confidence and grace.  Her family adored her.

In November of 1970 she married another great man, Harry Lynn Freeland.  Harry had a son named Jerry also and everyone became one big happy family.  They loved home cooked meals, and going to the country to relax.  It was all about family. When grandkids came along, she became “Granny”.  Most of the stories that are told through the years revolve around Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities. She was a master in the kitchen.  We will all miss her chicken and dumplings, cornbread stuffing, jam cake, and chocolate pie (It was a must!).

The list is endless.  Up until her very last days, she was still telling us to order the right sized turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Iris loved many things.  She was an avid reader sometimes reading 2 books a week.   Even at 91 she had mastered using her KINDLE.  She loved her home and her church, but at the top of her list was always her family.  She enjoyed her visits over the years to “the country”.  We called it “the farm”, but to her, it was always “the country”.  She would cook, clean, and do a little fishing.  She just loved life and the many memories of that getaway place.

We all love you and will miss you every day.  Granny is survived by her children, Jerry and Carolyn, James and Susan, Kenneth and Robin, and Jerry and Kathy, 13 grandchildren: Steve, Candy, Jeff, Amanda, Mark, Lauren, Brad, Mimi, Angie, John, Jimmy, Lisa and Kimberly.  17 great grandchildren: Chelsea, Austin, Jocelyn, Dawson, Landon, Christina, Marshall, Jordan, Taylor, Kayla, Karson, Caroline, Dameaon, Serena, Malakai, Lachlynn and Lyndley.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at First United Methodist Church 907 W. Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067.

In lieu if flowers, please make donations in memory of Iris to the Permanent Endowment Fund for First United Methodist Church  214-502-0696

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Jo Ellen Early

July 27, 2015 10:04AM

My family lived on Kiesthill in Dallas next to Mr. and Mrs. Freeland for many years. They were such kind and gracious neighbors. My mom called Mrs. Freeland after Mr. Freeland passed away and they had a lovely time catching up.

I will always remember your mother fondly. Please know that this family is in my thoughts as you mourn her passing.

Fondly,
Jo Ellen Early
(Daughter of Jud and Ora Early)


Mrs. Clell D Ross

July 26, 2015 9:03AM

I can never forget Iris. Her parents the Jobes, gave us a place to live and babysit my daughter. Iris always checked on me when she visited her mom. I was pregnant.My husband worked for the Dominys for 26 years. Iris always let my family go the farm in the summer.
Iris sat with my husband when he had cancer so that I could get some rest. She was a beautiful lady.Jerry, James and Kenneth. Your loss is Gods gain. You were very blessed to have her for 91 years.