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 Maybell Alzina <I>Beck</I> Corey

Maybell Alzina Beck Corey

Burke County, North Dakota, USA
Death 26 Oct 2017 (aged 90)
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Bowbells, Burke County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 184668432 · View Source
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Maybell A. Corey, 90, Bowbells, ND, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in a Minot hospital.
Maybell Alzina Beck was born on December 20, 1926, the daughter of Fred and Mildred (Greenfield) Beck on the family farm in rural Columbus, ND. She graduated from Lignite High School. She loved to tell us that she graduated valedictorian of her class and the other classmate was salutatorian. She attended Minot Normal School and received a rural teaching certificate and taught one school term.
On May 19, 1946, Maybell was united in marriage to Howard E. Corey Jr, in Bowbells, ND. They made their home in Bowbells, where together they raised their three children, Sally, Howard “Bud” III, and Ron. Howard passed away on April 7, 2017. Maybell worked at the Bowbells Lumber and Hardware and retired from Burke County Social Services. They wintered in Mesa, Arizona for 22 years.
She was a member of the Bowbells United Methodist Church, the UMW, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She taught Sunday school, was a youth leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, and volunteered at St. Stephens Food Pantry.
Maybell crocheted hundreds of skull caps for military helmets, and did alterations for the former Baptist Home in Kenmare.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, bird watching, playing pinochle, an avid reader, embroidered many dishtowels for family and friends. She baked awesome buns, breads, and pies. She also hosted many deer hunters.
Maybell was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt and will be missed by all that knew her and loved her.
Maybell is survived by: daughter, Sally (Dean) Verstraete, Minot; daughter-in-law, Roxy Corey, and son Ron, (Clarice) Corey, all of Bowbells; five grandchildren, Michael (Joan) Corey, Kelly (Amanda) Corey, Kristin (Matt) Dyer, Alicia (Jeff) Davis, Joy Anne Corey (Mitch Strom); 12 great-grandchildren, Michael, Olivia, Mason, Kennedy, Cayle, Rylan, Kellyn, Easton, Luke, Collins, Karsyn, and Griffin; brothers, Douglas (Arlene) Beck and Brian (Audrey) Beck, all of Minot; sister-in-law, Claudia (Dennis) Lindberg, Stanley, ND; aunt, Mary Beck, WA; lifelong friend, Delores Swehla, Bowbells; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Maybell was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 70 years, Howard E. Corey Jr., son Howard “Bud’” Corey III, sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Ken Walleen; and special neighbors, Smiley and Jo Johnson and Orluf and Thelma Petersen.
Visitation: Monday, October 30, 2017, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral: Monday, October 30, 2017, at 11:00 am at Bowbells United Methodist Church, Bowbells, ND
Burial: Bowbells Community Cemetery, Bowbells, ND

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  • Created by: J.B. Mogren
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184668432
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maybell Alzina Beck Corey (20 Dec 1926–26 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184668432, citing Bowbells Cemetery, Bowbells, Burke County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by J.B. Mogren (contributor 46783109) .