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Cora May Leonard Cantonwine
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Birth: May 12, 1922
Orofino
Clearwater County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 2005
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Cora May "Corky" Leonard was born the eldest and only girl of six children to Fred Merven Leonard and Cora Inez Centers.

A loving and giving person, she seemed to be unlucky in love. First she married Mervyn Francis Bancroft on 9 May 1939 and they had three children. After divorcing, she married Orville Collins Holben on 14 Jun 1947, and they had two children. On 4 Sep 1964, she married Warren D. Meece. After a final divorce, she met the love of her life and "a real keeper". On 1 Apr 1978, she married Gail Shirley Cantonwine, and they were married almost 27 years when death separated them.

She loved bright colors; orange, yellow, pink, and purple being her favorites. She usually wore at least one of those colors daily (if not a mixture of all four.)

Nothing pleased her more than to be surrounded by her loved ones while playing the hostess.

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(Obituary courtesy of Ann Koch)
Cora Cantonwine
Service for Cora May Cantonwine, 82, will be held at a later date. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Cantonwine, who died Saturday, was born in Orofino, Idaho. She grew up in Orofino and graduated from high school there in 1940. A beautician all her adult life, she not only worked at beauty shops but also operated a shop in her home. She retired in the mid 1980s. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Gail [died 2/12/2005]; three daughters, . . . ; two sons, . . . ; two brothers, . . . ; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice for Tsunami Relief Fund. 
 
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 Parents:
  Fred Merven Leonard (1896 - 1943)
  Cora Inez Centers Leonard (1900 - 1959)
 
 Spouses:
  Mervyn Francis Bancroft (1917 - 1948)
  Orville Collins Holben (1919 - 1983)
  Warren D. Meece (1928 - 1991)
  Gail Shirley Cantonwine (1920 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cora May Leonard Cantonwine (1922 - 2005)
  Richard James Leonard (1926 - 1995)*
  Wilford Warren Leonard (1929 - 1929)*
  Henry William Leonard (1930 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Columbia River at Richland, Washington
 
Maintained by: Dos Perros
Originally Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Mar 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18665961
Cora May <i>Leonard</i> Cantonwine
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Cora May <i>Leonard</i> Cantonwine
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Cora May <i>Leonard</i> Cantonwine
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Rest in peace!
- Ann Koch
 Added: Mar. 28, 2007
 
 
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