1916 - 2010
Mildred Corzine was born Oct. 16, 1916 in a small town in Southern Illinois in 1916 to Arlie and Elsie Woodard. She died Feb. 14, 2010.
Mrs. Corzine had two brothers, Russell Woodard and Carl Woodard who preceded her in death. Her sister-in-law Carmen resides in Arizona and her 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 went with her husband to most of his U.S. bases and even did one tour in France after World War II.
When the Corzines were stationed at Luke Air Force Base after the war, they developed a true love of the desert life. Later they would return when Mr. Corzine was stationed at Williams Air Force Base. After retirement the Corzines made Payson their home.
Their 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.
The funeral service was held Feb. 17 at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale. Interment followed immediately after the service at East Rest Haven Cemetery in Phoenix.
Donations may be sent to the South Valley Pregnancy Care Center, 7891-C Westwood, Gilroy, CA 95026.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale.
The above obituary is being reprinted as a courtesy to the family.