Cora Mae Wiborg passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Redmond, Ore. She was 85.
Cora was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Lakin, Kansas. Her family moved to Blythe, Calif., in 1939 and then later to Reseda, Calif. The family moved to Independence, Ore., sometime in 1945. Cora’s time was spent working in the fields, usually harvesting hops and cherries. She graduated from Monmouth High School in 1951.
After high school Cora worked numerous jobs, most notably working at a diner in The Dalles while the dam was going in on the Columbia River. She later moved to Eureka, Calif., where she worked as a switchboard operator. In 1961 she met Roger Wiborg and married in 1963. Cora and Roger raised three boys in the community of Coffee Creek, where she was an active member of the Coffee Creek Elementary school board.
In 1982 Cora and Roger divorced and she moved to Weaverville where she received training for activities director at Trinity General Hospital and later as a home health provider.
After retirement, Cora was a mainstay at Weaver Creek Senior Apartments. Throughout her life Cora touched many people’s lives with her kindness and hospitality.
She is survived by her sister Vera Simmons of Salem, Ore.; brother Jim Elvin of Salem, Ore.; three sons, Michael of Weaverville, Ben of Redmond, Ore., and Tony of Olympia, Wash.; four grandkids and three great-grandkids.
In loving memory.