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ABERDEEN, S.D. — Mary Iris Hulse, 70, died Dec. 28, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Aberdeen.

She was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Thermopolis, Wyo., to Herbert and Emma Lou Hulse. She attended school in Thermopolis and graduated from Hot Springs County High School in 1957. She married Bill C. Barham, and the couple had three children: Penny (52), Danny (50) and Dusty (46).

Mary Iris enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a hard time staying in one place too long. She loved seeing new places. She never lost touch with all of her lifelong friends from schools.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her youngest son, Dusty.

Survivors include her daughter, Penny (Kenny) Flack; her son, Danny Barham; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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