Nov.12, 1917-Aug. 19, 2004

BIG BUTTERCREEK - Arlene Evelyn Correa, 86, who farmed with her husband, John B. Correa near Echo and Starkey, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at her home on Big Buttercreek near Echo.

Recitation of the Rosary will be 7 p.m. today, Aug. 23, in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston with burial to follow at the Echo Cemetery.

Mrs. Correa was born Nov. 12, 1917, at Medford, to Edward and Leone Southward Nunn. She was raised and attended schools in Hermiston and later Echo.

On Sept. 16, 1936, she married John B. Correa at Echo. They ranched near Echo and Starkey.

She was a member of the Starkey Cattle and Horse Association and a member of the Catholic Church.

She enjoyed farming, ranching with her husband, John B., canning, yellow roses, and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her sons, John E. Correa, Buttercreek, Bob Correa, and Bill Lozier, both of Pendleton; daughters, Peggy Correa Hays of Echo and Betty Correa Thompson of Union; sister, Naomi Myers of Union; 18 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Mrs. Correa was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Correa in 1998; by son, Bill Correa in 2004, and by sister, Ruth Hall in 1991.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church in Echo through Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.

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