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Cora "Corky" Smith



Cora Lovina Smith was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Hermiston, Ore., to William Harry and Minnie Nancy (Burlew) Browning.

She died June 23, 2013, at the age of 101, in The Dalles, Ore.

The sixth of 10 children, Cora was raised in Baker City and LaGrande Oregon. She attended school until the ninth grade in LaGrande.

She worked as a grocery clerk, fruit packer, homemaker, waitress and as a meat cutter’s assistant. She also spent 23 years as an Avon Representative in Cove, Ore., and Goldendale. She spent the last 35 years in The Dalles.

Cora was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Baker City, at the age of 12. She last attended the Gateway Presbyterian Church in The Dalles, when she was able...

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