Erva Lea McCorkle Soderman

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Solie Funeral Home and Crematory
3301 Colby Ave.
Everett, WA

Erva Lea McCorkle Soderman

Erva Lea was born August 2, 1932 to Mancil and Thelma Baxter in Toledo, WA. She passed away peacefully on April 17, 2011 at the age of 78, surrounded by family in Edmonds, WA.
Erva Lea married George McCorkle while George was home on leave from the Air Force on December 24, 1951 and had three sons, Greg, Dave and Mike.
In 1967, after moving several times up and down western Oregon, the family settled in Everett, WA. Erva Lea quickly made many lifelong friends from her involvement with the local Welcome Wagon, playing bridge and pinochle, and entertaining/ feeding her boys and their friends. In 1972, she discovered her voice after joining Sweet Adelines womens choir where she made many more friends. One of her best memories was the trip the choir made to Australia which she talked about often.
Several years after George passed away in 1981, she met Dick Soderman and the two married soon afterward. After she retired from Social Security as a Claims Administrator, she and Dick moved from Everett to a golf course community ouside of Mattawa called Desert Aire. There they continued to enjoy life playing golf and entertaining family and friends on their back porch. After Dick's death in 2010, she moved back to western Washington to be close to her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Janet Ogden; first husband, George McCorkle; and second husband, Richard Soderman.
She is survived by her children, Greg McCorkle, Dave (Phyllis) McCorkle, Mike (Dawn) McCorkle, Cindy (Kim) Brazell, and Kristy (Mike) Spencer; grandchildren, Chris McCorkle, Allison McCorkle, Spencer McCorkle, Nicholas Brazell, Christian Spencer, Ryan Spencer and Katie Spencer; and great-grandson, Aaron Murphy Miller.

We always thought it
was a bear but it turned out to be you, Mom!

Funeral services will be held at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue in Everett on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Snohomish County or to the .

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2011
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