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Walter James Corbett
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1917
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1964
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA

FATHER: Walter Ferguson Corbett 1884-1935
MOTHER: Cora Josephine Hooper 1884-1957

SPOUSE: Aleen Bernice Newren Corbett Madsen 1916-2010
Married: 10 June 1937 ,Davis, Utah
Aleen is the daughter of Bernard Newren
and Hildur Fredaborg Olson

Auto Official Dies at 46, Rites in S.L.

LANSING, MICH. Walter James Corbett, 46, Lansing, Mich., former Salt Lake resident and automobile sales executive, died Friday after heart surgery in a Rochester, Minn, hospital.

Mr. Corbett had been sales manager for the Salt Lake City District of Ford Motor Co.
from 1954 to 1958. The district at that time Included 103 intermountain Ford dealerships.

He had been a Ford district manager in Lansing since 1962 after transferring from a district manager's post in Dallas, Tex., where he had been since 1958.

Mr. Corbett was born April 11, 1917 in Salt Lake City, a son of Walter Ferguson and Cora Hooper Corbett. He married Aleen Berneice Newren June 10, 1936, in Salt Lake City.

He attended city schools and the University of Utah, and served as Third District Court
clerk and recorder, and Salt Lake County Commission executive secretary.

After 3 and a half years' service with the U. S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Corbett was employed by Ford Motor Co. in 1946.

His employment with Ford included service as new and used car sales manager and sales
office manager. Before returning to Salt Lake City he had been western regional fleet sales manager and used car manager, directing Ford sales in the 11 western states from headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

He was a member of the East Lansing Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Survivors include his widow, a son and three daughters, Michael James, Dallas Tex.;
Mrs. George (Lynne) Warford, Hollywood, Calif.; Susan and Peggy Jo Corbett, both of Lansing and one grandson.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Frank D. (Melba) Perry, Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Fred P. (Florence) Leahey, Inkster, Mich.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Wasateh LDS Ward Chapel, 1455 Emerson Ave. (4th East). Waiter J. Cooper, former national sales manager of the Ford Division, Ford Motor Co., and present Ford Southwest Region manager, will speak at the services.

Friend may call at 260 E. South Temple Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Salt Lake City Cemetery.

The family suggests that friends contribute to the Walter J. Corbett Memorial Fund for
Heart Research at the LDS Hospital.

Salt Lake Tribune January 26, 1964

The newspaper does say he was married in 1936 - Just want you to know i didn't add that incorrectly although it could be incorrect.

THANKYOU Kel (#46935764) for the Obit. You said getting credit is not important to you. I agree with you. But filling out the lives of these people with Real info, Not just Dates and places is important to me. THANKYOU!!!
Source: Marriage Records.Cemetery Records.

Family links: 
  Walter Ferguson Corbett (1884 - 1935)
  Cora Josephine Hooper Corbett (1884 - 1957)
  Aleen Newren Corbett Madsen (1916 - 2010)
Note: Ann Ferguson is actually his Paternal Grandmother.
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: Park 41-18-3E
Maintained by: Chesnut/Behunin Descenda...
Originally Created by: Lynn Allcott
Record added: Aug 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75582397
Walter James Corbett
Added by: Amy Barry
Walter James Corbett
Added by: Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
Walter James Corbett
Added by: Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
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