Posted on Monday, 27th February 2012 | Albuquerque
RUTH EVELYN was called to our Lord on February 22, 2012, in Midland, Texas following a lengthy illness. She was born in Winfield, Iowa on June 2, 1913 to Rev. J. C. and Emily Fitzwater Currie. She graduated from Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri in 1933. As a missionary in Assiut, Egypt, she taught at the Presley Memorial Institute. Ruth returned to the U.S. when WWII began. After training at Chanute Field Army Air Base, she served as an instructor in the operation and maintenance of flight instruments, first for the U.S. Army Air Corp and then for the Brazilian Air Corp in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the end of WWII, Ruth returned to the States for graduate study in the Psychology Department at the University of Iowa where she met Lt. Paul F. Corey, a veteran of the war in the Pacific who was studying law at the Law of Commons. Ruth and Paul were married June 4th, 1949 and made their home in Albuquerque. Ruth earned a Masters Degree in Education at the University of New Mexico and taught first grade at Bel Air Elementary School until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Clyde and Paul Currie, and by her husband of 30 years. She is survived by her three children: Dr. Jean P. Corey and husband, Thomas Anderson of Tucumcari, NM; Ellen R. Vaughn and husband, Richard of Fort Sumner, NM; and Fred C. Corey and wife, Deborah of Midland, TX. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Paul F. Corey and fiancee, Nicole Carver of Dallas, TX; Daniel W. Corey and wife, Monica of Midland, TX; and Amy Vaughan of Stillwater, OK. The family suggests memorials to Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Condolences may be placed at: www.ellisfunerals.com. flA memorial service is pending at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque.
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