Corrinne Temple, 90, of Grand Junction CO, passed away February 23, 2014. She was born in Ontario, Oregon, and raised in the small Idaho community of Ririe, to Carl and Myrtle Shaner with three siblings Mercenia, Charlotte and Carl.
As a young woman in the “Greatest Generation”, Corrinne volunteered for military service during WWII as a member of the “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” or WAVES. During the war she met her late husband Norman James (Jim) Temple Jr., wed in 1945, and lived in several Colorado communities for the remainder of her beautiful life.
She was active in several private companies and civic organizations before and after raising a large family. She absolutely loved the scenic beauty of the Centennial State and enjoyed most outdoor activities. Late in her life she became an avid golfer with an accomplished skill of excellent play.
Corrinne is survived by her sister Mercenia of Idaho Falls, ID; seven children and their families: Jim in Palisade, CO; Mary in Greenwood Village, CO; Mike in Rozet, WY; Patrick in Evergreen, CO; Michelle Sheehan in Yukon OK; Phillip in Loma, CO; and Maureen Smith in Del Norte, CO. She is also survived by twenty grandchildren, and eighteen nieces and nephews and their families.
A memorial service is planned later in 2014, during fair weather to celebrate her life and that of her beloved husband Jim. Their cremated remains will be returned to the colorful Colorado mountains that they both adored.