OBITUARY

Barbara Jean McCorkle

January 9, 1938August 21, 2020

Barbara Jean McCorkle Jan. 9, 1938 - Aug. 21, 2020

Barbara McCorkle went to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of Aug. 21, 2020, at the age of 82.

She was born in Ontario, Calif., and moved to Portland to finish her college degree in early childhood education. Barbara taught at Lynch Wood Elementary in Portland where she met her husband Don McCorkle. They were married in June 1966 and soon after moved to Gresham. Barbara taught for more than 25 years at Gresham United Methodist Church. She was forced to retire after suffering a stroke.

Barbara was a member of the Gresham Historical Society, was in charge of Missions at church, was an amateur anthropologist and paleontologist, and painted in oils and watercolors.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Don. She has one son, Darrell (wife Danette); grandson, Konner; niece, Debbie Phelps (husband Dennis) in Vancouver, Wash.; niece, Carrie Blatnick in Utah; niece, Barbara Beasly in the Philippines; and nephew, Ed McCorkle in Irrigon, Ore.

There will be a memorial service held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at Sanctuary Church, 3101 S.E. Orient Drive, Gresham.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

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