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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 8-1-11

Minnie Korrey, 95, longtime Logan County resident, passed away July 13, 2011 at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She was born on March 29, 1916 in Kearney, Neb., to George and Anna Mowas Abood.

After graduating from high school, Minnie worked at the Kearney Bakery and at the air force base in Kearney, Neb., during World War II. 

On Dec. 12, 1946, she married George Korrey in Kearney, Neb. The couple moved to Iliff, Colo., where they remained until 2007, when Minnie moved to the Coventry Apartments at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She and her husband were lifelong farmers  in the Iliff, Colo. Additionally, she was employed at the Iliff School in the cafeteria and at Hesteds Department Store in Sterling, Colo., in the Broadway Plaza.

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Guild, a 4-H leader for over 10 years, a charter member of the Hearth and Home Extension Club, and a member of the Elks Does and Lionettes service organizations.

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Minnie and her husband were honored as Grand Marshals of the Logan County Fair Parade in 1988, and they shared the Logan County Pioneer Award at the Lions Club Cowboy Breakfast in 2000.

The Korreys were given the Friend of Education Award by the RE-1 Valley School District in 1989 and October 31, 1997, was proclaimed “George and Minnie Korrey Day” by the mayor of Sterling, Colo., for the Korreys’ commitment to education and as “Pumpkin Heroes” of the community. A dedicated, enthusiastic and proud fan of the Colorado Rockies,  in November 2007 – at the age of 91 – Minnie was named the “9NEWS Colorado Rockies Superfan.”

She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, and was especially committed to passing down to each generation the recipes and “secrets” of preparing Lebanese food.

She is survived by three children, daughters Janet Couch and husband Michael of Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Magnuson and husband Gary of Fort Lupton, Colo., and son John Korrey and wife Janna of Iliff, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Fern Daley and sisters-in-law Mary May and Doloris Korrey, both of Sterling, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George in 2008, her parents, numerous in-laws and her siblings William Abood, Helen Gamel, Sadie George, Mose Abood, Ed Abood and Kate Gamel.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Sterling, Colo.

Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minnie Korrey Memorial Fund.

Minnie Korrey, 95, longtime Logan County resident, passed away July 13, 2011 at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She was born on March 29, 1916 in Kearney, Neb., to George and Anna Mowas Abood.

After graduating from high school, Minnie worked at the Kearney Bakery and at the air force base in Kearney, Neb., during World War II. 

On Dec. 12, 1946, she married George Korrey in Kearney, Neb. The couple moved to Iliff, Colo., where they remained until 2007, when Minnie moved to the Coventry Apartments at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She and her husband were lifelong farmers  in the Iliff, Colo. Additionally, she was employed at the Iliff School in the cafeteria and at Hesteds Department Store in Sterling, Colo., in the Broadway Plaza.

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Guild, a 4-H leader for over 10 years, a charter member of the Hearth and Home Extension Club, and a member of the Elks Does and Lionettes service organizations.

Minnie and her husband were honored as Grand Marshals of the Logan County Fair Parade in 1988, and they shared the Logan County Pioneer Award at the Lions Club Cowboy Breakfast in 2000.

The Korreys were given the Friend of Education Award by the RE-1 Valley School District in 1989 and October 31, 1997, was proclaimed “George and Minnie Korrey Day” by the mayor of Sterling, Colo., for the Korreys’ commitment to education and as “Pumpkin Heroes” of the community. A dedicated, enthusiastic and proud fan of the Colorado Rockies,  in November 2007 – at the age of 91 – Minnie was named the “9NEWS Colorado Rockies Superfan.”

She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, and was especially committed to passing down to each generation the recipes and “secrets” of preparing Lebanese food.

She is survived by three children, daughters Janet Couch and husband Michael of Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Magnuson and husband Gary of Fort Lupton, Colo., and son John Korrey and wife Janna of Iliff, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Fern Daley and sisters-in-law Mary May and Doloris Korrey, both of Sterling, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George in 2008, her parents, numerous in-laws and her siblings William Abood, Helen Gamel, Sadie George, Mose Abood, Ed Abood and Kate Gamel.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Sterling, Colo.

Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minnie Korrey Memorial Fund.

Minnie Korrey, 95, longtime Logan County resident, passed away July 13, 2011 at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She was born on March 29, 1916 in Kearney, Neb., to George and Anna Mowas Abood.

After graduating from high school, Minnie worked at the Kearney Bakery and at the air force base in Kearney, Neb., during World War II. 

On Dec. 12, 1946, she married George Korrey in Kearney, Neb. The couple moved to Iliff, Colo., where they remained until 2007, when Minnie moved to the Coventry Apartments at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She and her husband were lifelong farmers  in the Iliff, Colo. Additionally, she was employed at the Iliff School in the cafeteria and at Hesteds Department Store in Sterling, Colo., in the Broadway Plaza.

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Guild, a 4-H leader for over 10 years, a charter member of the Hearth and Home Extension Club, and a member of the Elks Does and Lionettes service organizations.

Minnie and her husband were honored as Grand Marshals of the Logan County Fair Parade in 1988, and they shared the Logan County Pioneer Award at the Lions Club Cowboy Breakfast in 2000.

The Korreys were given the Friend of Education Award by the RE-1 Valley School District in 1989 and October 31, 1997, was proclaimed “George and Minnie Korrey Day” by the mayor of Sterling, Colo., for the Korreys’ commitment to education and as “Pumpkin Heroes” of the community. A dedicated, enthusiastic and proud fan of the Colorado Rockies,  in November 2007 – at the age of 91 – Minnie was named the “9NEWS Colorado Rockies Superfan.”

She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, and was especially committed to passing down to each generation the recipes and “secrets” of preparing Lebanese food.

She is survived by three children, daughters Janet Couch and husband Michael of Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Magnuson and husband Gary of Fort Lupton, Colo., and son John Korrey and wife Janna of Iliff, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Fern Daley and sisters-in-law Mary May and Doloris Korrey, both of Sterling, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George in 2008, her parents, numerous in-laws and her siblings William Abood, Helen Gamel, Sadie George, Mose Abood, Ed Abood and Kate Gamel.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Sterling, Colo.

Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minnie Korrey Memorial Fund.

Minnie Korrey, 95, longtime Logan County resident, passed away July 13, 2011 at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She was born on March 29, 1916 in Kearney, Neb., to George and Anna Mowas Abood.

After graduating from high school, Minnie worked at the Kearney Bakery and at the air force base in Kearney, Neb., during World War II. 

On Dec. 12, 1946, she married George Korrey in Kearney, Neb. The couple moved to Iliff, Colo., where they remained until 2007, when Minnie moved to the Coventry Apartments at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She and her husband were lifelong farmers  in the Iliff, Colo. Additionally, she was employed at the Iliff School in the cafeteria and at Hesteds Department Store in Sterling, Colo., in the Broadway Plaza.

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Guild, a 4-H leader for over 10 years, a charter member of the Hearth and Home Extension Club, and a member of the Elks Does and Lionettes service organizations.

Minnie and her husband were honored as Grand Marshals of the Logan County Fair Parade in 1988, and they shared the Logan County Pioneer Award at the Lions Club Cowboy Breakfast in 2000.

The Korreys were given the Friend of Education Award by the RE-1 Valley School District in 1989 and October 31, 1997, was proclaimed “George and Minnie Korrey Day” by the mayor of Sterling, Colo., for the Korreys’ commitment to education and as “Pumpkin Heroes” of the community. A dedicated, enthusiastic and proud fan of the Colorado Rockies,  in November 2007 – at the age of 91 – Minnie was named the “9NEWS Colorado Rockies Superfan.”

She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, and was especially committed to passing down to each generation the recipes and “secrets” of preparing Lebanese food.

She is survived by three children, daughters Janet Couch and husband Michael of Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Magnuson and husband Gary of Fort Lupton, Colo., and son John Korrey and wife Janna of Iliff, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Fern Daley and sisters-in-law Mary May and Doloris Korrey, both of Sterling, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George in 2008, her parents, numerous in-laws and her siblings William Abood, Helen Gamel, Sadie George, Mose Abood, Ed Abood and Kate Gamel.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Sterling, Colo.

Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minnie Korrey Memorial Fund.

Minnie Korrey, 95, longtime Logan County resident, passed away July 13, 2011 at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She was born on March 29, 1916 in Kearney, Neb., to George and Anna Mowas Abood.

After graduating from high school, Minnie worked at the Kearney Bakery and at the air force base in Kearney, Neb., during World War II. 

On Dec. 12, 1946, she married George Korrey in Kearney, Neb. The couple moved to Iliff, Colo., where they remained until 2007, when Minnie moved to the Coventry Apartments at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She and her husband were lifelong farmers  in the Iliff, Colo. Additionally, she was employed at the Iliff School in the cafeteria and at Hesteds Department Store in Sterling, Colo., in the Broadway Plaza.

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Guild, a 4-H leader for over 10 years, a charter member of the Hearth and Home Extension Club, and a member of the Elks Does and Lionettes service organizations.

Minnie and her husband were honored as Grand Marshals of the Logan County Fair Parade in 1988, and they shared the Logan County Pioneer Award at the Lions Club Cowboy Breakfast in 2000.

The Korreys were given the Friend of Education Award by the RE-1 Valley School District in 1989 and October 31, 1997, was proclaimed “George and Minnie Korrey Day” by the mayor of Sterling, Colo., for the Korreys’ commitment to education and as “Pumpkin Heroes” of the community. A dedicated, enthusiastic and proud fan of the Colorado Rockies,  in November 2007 – at the age of 91 – Minnie was named the “9NEWS Colorado Rockies Superfan.”

She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, and was especially committed to passing down to each generation the recipes and “secrets” of preparing Lebanese food.

She is survived by three children, daughters Janet Couch and husband Michael of Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Magnuson and husband Gary of Fort Lupton, Colo., and son John Korrey and wife Janna of Iliff, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Fern Daley and sisters-in-law Mary May and Doloris Korrey, both of Sterling, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George in 2008, her parents, numerous in-laws and her siblings William Abood, Helen Gamel, Sadie George, Mose Abood, Ed Abood and Kate Gamel.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Sterling, Colo.

Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minnie Korrey Memorial Fund.

Minnie Korrey, 95, longtime Logan County resident, passed away July 13, 2011 at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She was born on March 29, 1916 in Kearney, Neb., to George and Anna Mowas Abood.

After graduating from high school, Minnie worked at the Kearney Bakery and at the air force base in Kearney, Neb., during World War II. 

On Dec. 12, 1946, she married George Korrey in Kearney, Neb. The couple moved to Iliff, Colo., where they remained until 2007, when Minnie moved to the Coventry Apartments at Devonshire Acres in Sterling, Colo.

She and her husband were lifelong farmers  in the Iliff, Colo. Additionally, she was employed at the Iliff School in the cafeteria and at Hesteds Department Store in Sterling, Colo., in the Broadway Plaza.

She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Guild, a 4-H leader for over 10 years, a charter member of the Hearth and Home Extension Club, and a member of the Elks Does and Lionettes service organizations.

Minnie and her husband were honored as Grand Marshals of the Logan County Fair Parade in 1988, and they shared the Logan County Pioneer Award at the Lions Club Cowboy Breakfast in 2000.

The Korreys were given the Friend of Education Award by the RE-1 Valley School District in 1989 and October 31, 1997, was proclaimed “George and Minnie Korrey Day” by the mayor of Sterling, Colo., for the Korreys’ commitment to education and as “Pumpkin Heroes” of the community. A dedicated, enthusiastic and proud fan of the Colorado Rockies,  in November 2007 – at the age of 91 – Minnie was named the “9NEWS Colorado Rockies Superfan.”

She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, and was especially committed to passing down to each generation the recipes and “secrets” of preparing Lebanese food.

She is survived by three children, daughters Janet Couch and husband Michael of Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Magnuson and husband Gary of Fort Lupton, Colo., and son John Korrey and wife Janna of Iliff, Colo.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Fern Daley and sisters-in-law Mary May and Doloris Korrey, both of Sterling, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George in 2008, her parents, numerous in-laws and her siblings William Abood, Helen Gamel, Sadie George, Mose Abood, Ed Abood and Kate Gamel.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Sterling, Colo.

Burial followed in the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Minnie Korrey Memorial Fund.