Marion "Wayne" Correll
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July 28, 1945
July 8, 2013
Portola resident Marion "Wayne" Correll peacefully passed from this life at his residence with his wife and dear friends at his side, Monday evening, July 8, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born July 28, 1945 Stockton, California to S.J. and Bessie (Estes) Correll. Wayne as he affectionately became known was raised and educated in the Stockton and Modesto areas. He graduated in 1963 from Modesto High School.
Following his graduation from high school he served two years in the U.S. Navy. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served aboard the USS Coral Sea. Upon his honorable discharge Wayne returned to Stockton where he attended San Joaquin Delta College. He joined New York Life Insurance Company after college and began what became a lifetime career with the company. He was the Office Manager of their Stockton office and in 1972 he was transferred to the company's Reno office as their Office manager. Later in his career Wayne became an Agent and retired in 2004.
While residing in Reno Wayne was invited on a blind date, an encounter that led to his marriage to Kathleen in Reno, Nevada on June 17, 1995. In 2007 following Wayne's retirement the couple relocated to the outskirts of Portola, California. Here Wayne became an active member of the community serving as the Treasurer of the Graeagle Lions Club. He also was active in the Cal Pine Elks Lodge and could always be found behind the scenes of any and all of their activities lending a helping hand. Wayne was a staunch supporter of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. He enjoyed traveling with Kathleen in their RV and was an accomplished woodworker.
In passing Wayne leaves his loving wife and best friend Kathleen of Portola, CA, son Jarrod of Manteca, CA, daughters Shelly Fournier (Dean) of Irving, TX, Michelle Betancourt (Tony) of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Holly Newman-Bray (Tim) of Newport Beach, CA along with his precious grand children, Adam, Taylor, Trevor, Ashleigh, Tasha and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Larry and sister Betty.
A celebration of Wayne's life is planned for Noon on August 3, 2013 at the Cal Pine Elks Lodge, 71292 State Highway 70, Portola, CA 96122. You may express your condolences to the family and sign a memorial guest register online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. The family asks that any remembrances in Wayne's memory be made to Relay for Life c/o Fehrman Mortuary and Crematory, P.O. Box 2215, Portola, CA 96122.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on July 14, 2013