Phyllis Corza
1924 - 2021
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
4716 Maalo Rd
Lihue, HI
Oct. 4, 1924 - Aug. 22, 2021 Phyllis Frances Corza, 96, of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii died Sunday, August 22, 2021, at her home with daughter Loretta and son-in-law Robert Smithberg at her side. Mrs. Corza was born Phyllis Frances Tafolla in San Bernardino, Calif. on Oct. 4, 1924. She lived with her family on Fourth Street, graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1943, and eventually worked as a fiscal accounting and auditing clerk at San Bernardino Army Airfield (later Norton AFB). She married in 1948 at St. Bernardine's Catholic Church, moved to Norwalk and raised a family of three daughters and one son. She also lived in Hacienda Heights, Calif., Bullhead City, Ariz., and La Puente, Calif. She was preceded in death by father Adrian, mother Natalia, brothers Adrian and Fausto, and sisters Olivia Moritz and Josephine Dendy. She is survived by sisters Hortensia Garcilaso of Camarillo and Maria Reyes of Colton; daughters Loretta (spouse Robert) Smithberg of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, Yolanda (Bruce) Kvidahl of Arcadia, Veronica LaFarge (Robert) of Pico Rivera, Nick (Jean) Leyva of Riverside, and grandchildren Brian and Andrew Musquiz, Neil and Kirk Kvidahl, and Christopher and Mark LaFarge, Anthony Leyva, and Angelica DeLarmes; and great-grandchildren Vianney and Peter LaFarge, and Amelia Leyva. Services are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Published by Daily Bulletin on Sep. 2, 2021.
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 30, 2021
Your Mom and I were dear friends when you all lived in Hacienda Heights. We would take turns driving to different events at St. John Vianney. Phyliss was always willing to volunteer and a delightful friend. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this time. Love, Della Arias
Della Arias
September 2, 2021
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