Theodore Wilford Corley

Born: Fri., Oct. 27, 1922
Died: Tue., Dec. 20, 2011

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Theodore Wilford "Ted" Corley died Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at his home in Pendleton, at the age of 89. His family was in attendance. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 11:30 A.M. at the Ukiah High School Gymnasium. Mr. Corley was born to Wilford and Frances Corley October 27, 1922 in Albee, Oregon. He lived in the Albee and Ukiah areas most of his life. He graduated from Ukiah High School in 1940. He served in the United States Army in World War II. Upon his military discharge, he owned and operated a cattle ranch in Albee. He also worked part-time during the summers for the State Forestry. He then worked full-time for the Oregon State Highway Department until he retired. In June 1953 he married Ruth Lawhead Helmick, and they were married for 58 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, son Mike Helmick and daughter Patti Graham, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wayne Corley and his daughter Kathy Corley. Burns Mortuary in Pendleton is handling the arrangements.

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