Corrine B. Blackwell

May 15, 1932January 2, 2019
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Corrine McCarter was born to Lucille and Paul McCarter on May 15th, 1932 in Akers, Missouri, and passed away on January 2nd, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona. Corrine spent her formative years in the Missouri Ozarks. Her parents died while Corrine was still a teenager, leaving her and younger brother, Billy, to be taken in by relatives. Corrine moved to California, where she met and married Ray Blackwell. At the age of 29, with three children, and an empty void in her heart, Corrine began a desperate search for something to fill the void.

In 1960, faithful family members introduced her to the Gospel Story which became her solid foundation, and her first-love for the rest of her life. Corrine made her choice to walk with God at Santee Convention in 1961. Corrine was a homemaker and loved to cook and have company often. Ray and Corrine had Sunday Morning Meeting in their home for many years, and their home was open to all who enjoyed their hospitality.

Corrine is survived by her husband, Ray, four children, Laura (Curtis) Crouch, Mona (Rick) Rutherford, Brian Blackwell, Eddie (Lisa) Blackwell. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a host of life-long friends and loved ones.


  • Domynic Lopez, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Blackwell, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Crouch, Pallbearer
  • Scott Shickel, Pallbearer
  • Curtis Crouch, Pallbearer
  • Rick Rutherford, Pallbearer
  • Ned Van Houten, Honorary
  • Jim Rolston, Honorary
  • Howard Enloe, Honorary

  • In Lieu of Flowers, Please Donate to Hospice at Home of Arizona


  • Visitation with Brunch Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Family and Friends Gathering Crouch Residence Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Libby Salyers Weeda

January 23, 2019

I will always remember Corrine's smile and inquisitiveness, but most of all her faithfulness! We lived a few blocks from Blackwell's in the 1960's at Lakeside, Ca., so got to know and love them. Mom and Dad valued their friendship for the rest of their life. Every now and then Mom would tell me, "Corrine called!", and then give me an update. They enjoyed their visits Ray and Corrine made to Mo. It was so special for
my family to have them overnight in '08 here in Iowa!
Our sympathy and love to Ray, Laura, Mona, Brian, Eddie and families---Henry and Libby Weeda

Ron Nichols

January 17, 2019

We don’t think of Corrine without thinking of Ray and the wonderful marriage team they became. We appreciate so much their example of working together for the sake of the Kingdom. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go your way, Ray. Thanks for your sweet quiet influence seen and felt in your marriage. May these memories also be a source of encouragement to you in the days ahead.


January 16, 2019

I have lost a treasure, but thankful that she is now safely in the care of the God she loved.

Emily Crouch

January 15, 2019

During the summers, some of my favorite memories are playing games with Grandpa, and Grandma would have me organize things. I’d check expiration dates on food in the refrigerator (and look for mold), canned goods, and spices, and report the process to Grandma for final approval. Grandma really like jello. Over the summer, we would bring dinner, and one time Grammy forgot to make jello, and Grandma asked, “Where’s the jello?” One time I was dressed-up in an orange, teal and white print dress, and Grandma told me she did not like the color orange. Grandma always said what she thought. I will really miss her! Emily

Harold Hamilton

January 15, 2019

I fondly remember Corrine's visits back to Missouri when she would visit Uncle Ralph and Aunt Opal. There was always an excitement in the air when she was there.. Her smile was infectious as you can see in about every picture of her. She has a smile in all of them. She truly was very loving and caring and will be missed by all who knew her. The world has lost a very special person.

Laura Crouch

January 14, 2019

Our Mother: We loved our Mother. She took motherhood seriously. She kept us neat and clean, well fed, and as small children - made us behave. She loved to cook, and taught us how to cook. We have many memories of making cookies, and helping serve meals to our friends.

Through life she learned that the yoke of Jesus was easy and His burden was light, and she found rest for her soul. (Matthew 11:29-30) We can never be thankful enough for all the many benefits our family has experienced through God's great love. Laura

Eric Printz

January 12, 2019

I have wonderful memories of being in Ray and Corrine’s home in Salem when I had some time in the ministry there my first year.

I so appreciated their warm welcome and kindness, and always loved Corrine’s wonderful smile.

Thinking of you all with prayers in your loss.


Tami Huff

January 11, 2019

I have loved looking through the photos and what everyone shared about dear Corrine. My parents, Leon and Mildred Potter, loved to tell of when Corrine and Ray professed and those special days. As a child I remember well how much my parents loved your family and appreciated Corrine and Ray so much. I always enjoyed Corrine's spirit and twinkle in her eye. Such a happy, joyful, always happy to see you, couple, who even after not seeing them in many years, would greet me so warmly. She will be missed so much, but what a wonderful testimony and special lady to remember. Hugs to all.

Lori Goodale

January 11, 2019

It was so clear what Corrine loved most. I well remember her welcoming home and sincere interest in others. We were enriched by knowing her.

Domynic Lopez

January 11, 2019

My memory of great grandma that stands out the most was about 10 years ago when I wanted to be called “Nick” she told me “I will call you Nick if you call me GG (Great Grandma) because that will mean I am ‘hip’”