Iris M. Monahan

10/01/1925 — 05/27/2009

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Eveleth, MN

Iris M. Monahan

Iris M. Monahan passed away May 27, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born October 1, 1925 in Eveleth, Minnesota to Clinton and Irene Roberts. She graduated from Virginia High School in 1943 and then attended nurses training school. It was her love of "nursing" where she found her niche, serving the community with over 30 years in mental health experience, most of that being in the Tri-City area. She is survived by her sister Beverly; four children Pam, Tim, Kim and Tom; three grandchildren Laura, Sara and Kimberly; and two great-grandchildren Nathan and Griffin. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers please send remembrances to the Tri-City Chaplaincy, 2108 E Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA or to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, P.O. Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109. Memorial services will follow in October. You may contact Kim Galloway at 509-869-8471 for further details.

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  • Dear Kim and Sara,

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Iris. It was always good to see her at softball games.


    Battelle Rebels

    Tom Metz
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I loved your mom as a customer even though that was the only way I ever got close to her. She was one the very special ones that made retiring hard. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. I will always remember her fondly.

    Tanya L. Bunch
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick,, WA, US
  • Kim:

    I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May your strength be abundent in this time of sorrow. Big hugs to you, remember to find comfort in the bond you and your Mom shared! You are amazing and had the precious times with her!!!

    Love you girl!

    Kelli Kim’s co-worker

    Kelli McKenney
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I will miss Iris. We stayed in touch for many years after she left CRU and I loved her very much. My memories of her are many and she brings a smile to face when I think of them. Using her chair as a roller, hiding butter and crackers, seeing Scottish men when she was so sick. Asking people “why don’t you have a job”, the fibbermagee closet in her house, quitting cigarettes and helping me to quit over 12 years ago. Thank you for that Iris. I will miss you and remember you for many, many years. Love to Kim, Pam, Tim and Tom and the rest of the family. Debbie

    Debbie Kietzman
    November 4, 2014
    WA, US
  • Iris was a wonderful friend, she could always find the humor in any situation. I have many fond memories of RVHS Booster Club making breakfast for the wrestlers and putting puzzles together. Iris dearly loved her family and was very proud of her children and grandchildren.

    Kathy Schuman
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • To the Monahan Family,

    I was so sorry to read about Iris. We used to work together at the In-Patient Unit of the Mid-Columbia Mental Health Center back in the 70’s. She kept us laughing no matter what we faced there. But maybe more importantly, she was our Rock. Nothing could shake or rattle her and I always knew that if she was on duty with me, I had nothing to worry about. I can still picture her smiling and shaking her head during our pre-shift briefings when we would hear the wildest things about what lay ahead for us that day. She could find humor in anything and we all loved her for that. Please know that she was very special to all of us.

    Nancy Harville
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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