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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Dorothy Mae Corrigan

  • Dorothy Mae Corrigan passed away on Nov. 23, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by many friends and family.
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  • Dorothy Mae Corrigan passed away on Nov. 23, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by many friends and family.
    She was born on Dec. 18, 1929, up Moffett Creek to Ruth Viola and Ira Bills Cramer. After her father's passing when she was 2, her family moved to Sawyers Bar. She was raised in the Salmon River area until she moved to Yreka to attend high school, where she lived with Ruth and Chet Barnett.
    When she was 23, she married Ed Corrigan and they proceeded to run Corrigan's Bar, otherwise known as The Little Rock Chapel, until they retired in 1978. In that period of time, she and Ed raised three daughters, Marchelle Johnson, Jan Corrigan and Diane Olson.
    After retiring from the bar, she enjoyed many things such as mushrooming, decorating wedding cakes, gardening and growing orchids, playing a mean game of cribbage or pinochle or gambling. At Christmas time she loved driving around and looking at lights. She loved spending time with her friends and family and she had a lot of kids that she adopted over the years and considered her own. She lived a long and full life and was cherished by many.
    She is survived by her daughters; her sons-in-law, Clay Olson and Norman Johnson; her grandchildren, Mandie Lesley and Jim, Brad Munson and Teresa, and Claire Olson; and her great-grandchild Sofia Lesley.
    A graveside service will be at the Etna Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, with a celebration at the Corrigan ranch following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Scott Valley Scholarships and Madrone Hospice.

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