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91, of Glendale passed away on January 30, 2013, after a short illness. She was born in Fowler, Indiana in 1921 and raised by her grandmother Henderson. She played piano, then trombone in High School band, which began an enduring love of music. After graduation she attended Purdue University working two jobs. In 1941 she married Howard R. Eckert, an engineering student and became a full-time housewife and devoted mother of two daughters. After the war they moved to Phoenix. Corienne was an enthusiastic leader in Girl Scouts, member of PTA, active in Phoenix Little Theater, ADA Club and politics, encouraging her daughters love of music and somehow finding time to garden, sew, knit, and golf. In 1961 she married W. O. (Pat) Patmor . She welcomed his three grown children and enjoyed hosting many family Holiday gatherings there and in the Village of Oak Creek, where they retired. During this time Corienne was a broker at Andy Hughes Real Estate. She loved her job and friends. They traveled the world and welcomed grandchildren on vacations, nurturing them with life-long friendships. After Pat's death in 1988, she moved back to Phoenix, continually active in golf, travel, bridge and music. She attended Phoenix Symphony from 1993 to the present. This past year she remained active in bridge, Red Hats Club and symphony. Five children, thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren will miss her birthday cards and phone calls. As per her wishes there will be no service. A memorial will be held in Sedona later this spring.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 9, 2013