Donald Dean Corkrum
Jan. 7, 1946 – Aug. 13, 2022
Donald D. Corkrum was born on January seventh, 1946, to Elmer and Lucille (Groom) Corkrum in Walla Walla, Washington. Don acquired a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Washington State College. He labored for Procter & Gamble in Sacramento, California after which moved to the Pacific Northwest to just accept an engineering function at Weyerhaeuser, the place he labored for over 30 years.
Don liked to be lively and concerned together with his household and his neighborhood. He served a time period as a Rainier Metropolis Councilman, advocated for his colleagues at work, helped on the Farmer’s Market, and repeatedly attended church at Longview and Kelso United Presbyterian Church buildings, the place he had served as a member of the choir and deacon. Whereas his favourite sport was basketball, he additionally performed racquetball, pickleball, slow-pitch softball, and frisbee golf. If he did not coach or referee, he was a proud and enthusiastic spectator, and a keen chaperone for his kids’s and grandchildren’s sports activities, music, theater, and different extra-curricular actions.
Whereas a well-respected engineer, his dry humor, innate curiosity, playfulness, and kindness endeared him to kids of all ages. Household tenting and highway journeys had been amongst his favourite pastimes as a guardian. Together with his AAA Triptiks and journey guides, household highway journeys took them all through the U.S. the place they stopped at historic websites, nationwide parks and landmarks, whereas they visited family and friends alongside the way in which. As the only guardian of three, he was additionally affectionately often known as the Neighborhood Dad. Youngsters of the neighborhood had been usually discovered on the Corkrum home or yard, taking part in on the slip ‘n slide he crafted, performing skits for all of the dad and mom, or studying to ski from him at White Move or Mt. Hood. He and his grandchildren continued to be enchanted to his final day.
In 1987, Don met the love of his life, Nancy. They had been married on March 11, 1989, in Longview. True to his nature, he welcomed her kids Annette, Eric, Michelle with open arms. Nancy introduced immeasurable pleasure to his already joyful life. They accomplished each other and supported one another’s distinctive abilities and strengths as they traveled collectively abroad, to their far-flung kids, and anyplace with a seaside. He loved helping Nancy preserve their lush tropical/cottage acre and displaying her his frequent scenic routes. They loved winters in Indio, California the place they made much more pals
Don was preceded in demise by his dad and mom, his brother Robert, son Keith, and grandson Christopher Warren.
He’s survived by his spouse Nancy Corkrum, sons Michael (and Adonna) Corkrum of Fort Stockton, TX, Eric (and Becky) Steinhardt of Beaverton, OR, daughters Stephanie Pinkard of Augusta, GA, Annette (and Steve) Steinhardt of Austin, TX, Michelle (and Robbie) Scott of Citadel Rock, WA, his sister, Linda (and Jim) Gumm of Oregon Metropolis, OR; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Donations could also be made to Household Promise of the Kelso United Methodist Presbyterian Church.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at Kelso United Methodist Presbyterian Church on August nineteenth, 2022.
Revealed by The Every day Information on Oct. 2, 2022.