Daphne I. (Goring) Corey, 82, of Tonasket passed away Aug. 12, 2012 at her home at the Orchard Country Manor. Daphne was born Feb. 22, 1930 to parents John and Daphne Goring in Stockton-On-Tees, England.
At the age of 18, Daphne and her family moved to Jamaica. While visiting Nassau, she met Ray Corey who was on leave from the U.S. Air Force. They were married in Tacoma, Wash. in 1952. They moved to Loomis in 1957 and lived and worked on the Kinchelo ranch. They raised their children there until moving to Tonasket in 1968.
Daphne was a homemaker when her kids were little. She enjoyed gardening, canning, knitting and taking her kids to Palmer Lake to swim. In the mid-1960’s she went to work packing apples and stamping boxes for Tonoro Fruit Co. Daphne studied hard and was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1983. In 1985, she purchased the Sarff’s building in Tonasket and started a Tanning & Toning Salon and video rentals. Daphne enjoyed her business and being able to visit with the many friends and patrons.
After retirement, Daphne enjoyed playing bingo at the Tonasket Eagles on Friday evening, dancing, playing the slots at the casino, spending the winters in Arizona and traveling. The last few years her greatest love was spending time with her great grandchildren when they came to visit. Daphne had resided at the Orchard Country Manor in Tonasket since 2009 and was well cared for and loved by Rebecca and her family and staff. Daphne was a 41 year member of the Eagles and was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Rebekah Lodge.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Rich) Michels of Tonasket; sons: John (Marilyn) Corey of Omak and Mike Corey of Moses Lake; sisters: Mabel Klingenberg of Tacoma and Pat (Gary) Towndrow of Kirkland; brothers: Brian (Donna) Goring of Richmond, B.C. and Jack Goring of Vancouver, B.C.; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and special friend and companion Bill Schroedel of Tonasket.
Daphne was preceded in death by her parents; one sister and one brother.
Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 11 a.m. at the Tonasket Eagles with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tonasket Eagles Auxiliary, Breast Cancer Awareness, P.O. Box 879, Tonasket, WA 98855 or Amedysis Hospice, 800 S. Jasmine, Omak, WA 98841. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Daphne’s online guestbook at www.berghfuneralservice.com
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.