Corrine’s Story

Her soulful journey began on 25 November 1933 in St. Paul, MN, born to parents Marvin and Virginia Price.

Corrine had one older brother, Roger, and one younger brother, David.She played with her brothers for 10 years, always wishing for a sister.When she was handed twin sisters, Sally and Susan, Corrine exclaimed, “I only wanted one!” A third sister, Vicky, completed the family of eight.

Her family moved to Rochester, MN where she graduated High School in 1952. She went on to earn a business degree in a record one year.

The love of her life, the dangerously dashing, Ervin B. Cassedy caught her eye at a family picnic. History says that it was “her idea” and so they sealed the deal, marrying on 5 December 1953.

She traveled and worked waiting for Ervin, who returned from his service in the Army in May of 1955. They established their young family in Ridge Crest, California. Debbie was born in 1957 and was joined by her brother Steve in 1970.

After returning home to Minnesota for a few years, the family relocated for an adventure in France and Germany. While living in Europe, Corrine volunteered with the Girl Scouts and sewed clothing out of whatever she could find - even a fancy dress out of beautiful drapery fabric.

The family returned to the US via California, finally settling in Arlington, Texas in 1971. Corrine was the heart of the family and maintained a beautiful family home until Ervin’s retirement in 1977 at the ripe old age of 44. They immediately jumped into a fancy RV and began touring to visit friends and family, which they continued through their 70s. They especially loved visiting Florida, Minnesota and “The Valley” of south Texas. Being a avid adventurer, Corrine planned several trips overseas and loved to cruise by sea as well!

She talked Ervin into opening up ‘Nana and Bapa’s Day Care’ in 1987 when grandchildren Justin and Shannon arrived - just three weeks apart. Shannon and Justin were joined by Luke in 1990.

Throughout the years, Corrine worked part-time at many jobs: fancy shop gift wrapper, clerk at the county deeds office, secretary, librarian, dress shop clerk, and executive assistant in the Court House Tax Dept. She loved to volunteer at the Girl’s Club.

Corrine was a collector of Hummels, china tea cups and many things vintage & had an impressive Fontanini nativity village. You could often find her playing vinyl records while working on a new puzzle. She avidly studied the bible and especially enjoyed learning about its history. She LOVED quotes - a favorite was: “All you have is now.”

She was crafty & creative, sewing, crocheting, quilting, painting and gardening. She worked tirelessly on family genealogy and created many scrapbooks for all of us to enjoy. Gifts from Corrine were the best as they were handmade from the heart.

(Shhh secretly, she exercised alone with Jane Fonda.)

Unfortunately Corrine suffered from dementia in her later years. She was lovingly cared for by Ervin in their home until her final months. Throughout this time, she continued to exercise, share her genealogy & stories, enjoy her scrapbooks and love of crafting. She never lost her gentle soul or beautiful smile, her love of playing pranks and dressing up!

Corrine was called home 13 February 2019.

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