Corine Cunningham |

Corine Cunningham

Corine Cunningham of Rifle died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the E. Dene Moore Nursing Home in Rifle. She was 103.

A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 1833 W. Battlement Parkway in Battlement Mesa, with the Rev. Dick Eisenach officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery and Loveland Burial Park in Loveland.

Mrs. Cunningham was born Nov. 29, 1900, in Menden, Neb., to Zelphia Halsey and Frank Mocker. She spent her childhood in Loveland.

She married Joseph Francis Cunningham on Feb. 14, 1916. He preceded her in death in 1966.

Mrs. Cunningham was a housewife.

She lived with her husband and children on a farm on Big Thompson Lake on the Estes Park Road, where they worked in the sugar beet fields.

After her husband died, Mrs. Cunningham lived on the homestead until 1988, when she suffered a broken hip. At that time, she moved to Rifle.

She was a very devout church lady who never drank or smoked. As far as her family knew, she never had any bad vices.

Mrs. Cunningham volunteered in nursing homes and received a five-year pin for her service. She also volunteered for the Salvation Army.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Wright, in 1991; by a son; by three sisters; and by a granddaughter, Opal Easu.

Mrs. Cunningham is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Jim and Inis Cunningham of Ashfork, Ariz., Dick and Ella Mae Cunningham of Montrose, Jerald Cunningham of Carson City, Nev., and Joseph and Imogene Cunningham of Parachute; by a sister, Olive Cunningham of Modesto, Calif.; and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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