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Cory Abrams, a loving husband and father passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at his home in Mead, Washington. He was born in Spokane on May 1, 1928. He married his wife Edna on December 28, 1954 and together they raised three children. He is survived by his son Dale Abrams, his wife Shari and their two children Levi and Sharlee; his daughter Shirley, her husband Ken Brown and their children Jessie and Jamie Walker, Melissa Hare, Carrie Queen, Kyle and Samantha Brown; daughter Patricia and Brian Hamond, their children Sarah Garvin, Adam Allie, Curtis Hamond and Cassandra and Logan Buening; Cecilia Rojas-Carvajal and her husband John Parker. The family has 14 great-grandchildren. After graduating from Rogers High School, Cory earned a degree in photography from the Fred Archer School of Photography in Los Angeles, California. Cory served in the Naval Reserve before being drafted into the Army in November of 1952. He served in the Korean War as an army commercial photographer. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star Good Conduct Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Cory spent the majority of his career as a farmer raising wheat on Peone Prairie. Cory earned his private pilot's license when he was 17 years old. He logged countless hours throughout the years as he flew his single engine planes from Alaska to Panama. Flying and traveling were two of Cory's most loved pastimes. Together with his wife and family Cory traveled to many European countries, Japan, The Netherlands, South America and New Zealand. He was loved dearly by family and friends, and will be missed greatly. A graveside service will be held at Spokane Memorial Gardens, (5909 S. Cheney-Spokane Road), 10 a.m., Thursday, November 15. Family and friends are welcome to join in a celebration of his life after the service at the family home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity dear to your heart. The family would like to thank Father Kenneth St. Hilaire of St. Patrick's Parish and Horizon Hospice. Please visit Cory's online tribute and leave a condolence at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Spokesman-Review from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012