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Obituary Notice for Cora Olive Landreth
Cora Olive Landreth, 78, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at her home in Bayfield. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at Pine Valley Foursquare Church. Burial will occur at Pine River Cemetery in Bayfield.
Cora was born March 7, 1931 in Durango to Martin Ray and Frances Inez Thayer Landreth. Cora grew up in Bayfield, where she graduated from Bayfield High School. She married Donald Lee Farley Dec. 20, 1950. To this marriage was born Connie Gail on Nov. 30, 1951.
Cora spent part of her early married life traveling with her husband, who worked with the U.S. Government. She eventually moved back to the Bayfield area with her daughter, where she remained until her death. Cora, who was legally blind, was no stranger to those who knew her. She was eager to help those in need and was a big volunteer in the little town of Bayfield. Cora volunteered her time at the fire department, senior center helping delivering meals, and doing all she could for others. Cora was an avid walker and was known to walk up to six miles a day. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ and was an active member of her church. She served her Lord faithfully for many years as best as she knew how. She loved her family dearly, although she was separated from them. Her heart was always with them and they were in her prayers.
Cora is survived by her daughter Connie Record and husband Don of Windsor, Mo.; a brother, Martin R. Landreth, Jr. and wife Tokuko of Colorado Springs; sister Lois McInnes of Cortez; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces nephews, cousins and friends.
A private family viewing will be held Monday Nov. 23, 2009 at Hood Mortuary Chapel at 4 p.m.
She was preceded in death by her father Martin Landreth, Sr., and her mother Frances Thayer and husband Donald Farley.