Iris V. Horton

  • Born: August 5, 1947
  • Died: February 4, 2020
  • Location: Derry, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Iris Horton, 72 peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 4, 2020. Iris was a resident of Derry NH for the past 13 years.

Iris was born in Weiden, Germany on August 5, 1947. She moved to Virginia in 1980, then North Carolina before coming to New Hampshire to be with her daughters.

Iris loved all animals. She would be happy with a dog by her side, coffee in her hand, a scratch ticket and chocolate for a snack. Her personality really came out at family gatherings where she would mix up her German and English which would make everyone laugh and smile. Her proudest accomplishments were her daughters and her grandchildren. She would brag about them to everyone that would listen. Anyone who ever met her will tell you what a kind and sweet person she was and she would do anything for you.

Iris was predeceased by her mother and father, Erika Allsleben and Waldemar Zernak, her brother Oliver Zernak.

Iris is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Owen and husband Lindsay of Derry NH, Trish Cooper and husband Kevin of Manchester NH. 4 grandchildren, Kyle Cooper, Katherine Cooper, Derek Cullipher and Mina Owen. Three sisters, Tamara, Marion and Claudia of Germany.

A private memorial for the family is being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, Iris would have loved for you to make a donation to a local animal shelter.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences to the family. I was Iris's friend and her Medicare agent. I met her at Walmart a few years ago and I enjoyed seeing her every Fall when she would come by my table at Walmart. She was very sweet and I liked our talks about her family. I will miss her! Rest in Peace Iris and keep smiling.

Posted by Donna Wilton - Friend   March 02, 2020

I will forever cherish all the memories I have of your mom. Her love, guidance, support, and of course making brownies and my love of coffee. Trish and Jen sending you guys and the family big hugs, love, and prayers.

Posted by Jessica Hampton-Gurganus - Elizabeth City, NC - Family Friend   February 07, 2020

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Ivie Cooper - Edenton, NC - Family   February 07, 2020

Iris my childhood friend
The laughter and games and fights we had will and is always in my heart we will met again
Your friend Laja

Posted by Laja Thomas (Lewkowicz) - Kitzingen Germany - Friend   February 06, 2020


Our deepest sympathies to the Cooper family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in these sad times, R.I.P. Iris Horton

Posted by Rejean John Drouin - The Villages, FL - Acquaintance   February 06, 2020

Iris, we'll miss your happy neighborly smiles, friendly waves and Hello's from the back porch!! May you rest in peace!!!

Posted by The Mersereau's - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   February 06, 2020

Momma I miss you

Posted by Jen OWEN - Derry, NH   February 06, 2020

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