1916 - 2010
Mildred Corzine was born Oct. 16, 1916 in a small town in southern Illinois to Arlie and Elsie Woodard. She died Feb. 14, 2010.
Mrs. Corzine had two brothers, Russell and Carl Woodard, who preceded her in death. Her surviving sister-in-law, Carmen, resides in Arizona and her other sister-in-law, Mary Ann, resides in southern Illinois.
She was married to Gilbert Corzine in 1941 and they spent nearly 60 years together before his death in September 2000.
As an Air Force wife Mrs. Corzine accompanied her husband to most of his U.S. base assignments and even did one tour in France after World War II.
When Mildred and Gilbert were stationed at Luke Air Force Base after the war they developed a true love of the desert life. Later they would return when Gilbert was stationed at Williams Air Force Base. After retirement, Mildred and Gilbert made Payson their home.
Mildred and Gilbert’s daughter, Debbie Zamrok was born in Belleville, Ill. and currently resides in California. Mrs. Corzine has four nieces: Judy and Peggy, who both reside in Illinois; Pamela who resides in Arkansas; and Patricia who resides in Arizona.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd. in Scottsdale. Interment followed at East Rest Haven Cemetery in Phoenix.
Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale handled funeral arrangements.