BETTY MARILYN CORSON

Betty Marilyn Corson

Sept 25, 1930 – April17, 2015

Betty was born in EI Paso, Texas, adopted by affluent family Covey and Stella Baker were her parents reside in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Covey had several drug stores in N.M. He was well educated, with a college degree in Finances and administration in New Mexico. From 1930-1963 she lived in the United States. On November 25, 1948 she married Paul Evans and went on to adopt Jerry, Nancy, John, Janell and Enoch. Betty and Paul’s only biological child is Kendall Evans who resides in Los Angeles. In 1967 Betty was remarried to Allen Corson in Toronto, Ontario, and became mother to his three daughters, Doreen, Carole and Helen. In 1972 they moved to Surrey, B.C. In 1976 Betty and Allen relocated to the Boundary Country: Midway, B.C. briefly, then moved to Grand Forks, B.C. Through the 39 years of life in Grand Forks, she was involved in inter-church prayer groups, Women’s Aglow, bookkeeping, and various Prayer Group ministries. In the community she served in various capacities: Shaw Cable programmer, as regional treasurer in the conservative party, and occasionally brushing shoulders with Prime Minister Harper himself! Her hobbies were sewing, crochet, baking, and sending care boxes filled with cookies. Betty loved to hand candies out at the church to the children. She was a contestant in TV shows and radio shows, and as a result, she won a trip to Madrid, Spain. She won many other interesting prizes from the radio shows. In true sportsmanship, Betty loved to spank Dad in a round of golf at Christina Lake Par 3. Truly she was a matriarch of an era and a pillar of the Church and her family. She has left a rich spiritual heritage to family. Her main passion was to serve the Lord with all her heart, mind, soul and strength, and also to see that many would be saved and know Jesus as she did especially her immediate family. We will see her again if we receive the Gift of Salvation. Funeral Services entrusted to Pastor Everett Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home, gffh@shaw.ca