May 1, 1942-Feb. 28, 2018
Sharon Marie (Moyle) Corkish was born in Anaconda on May 1, 1942, and passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 on her way to her “happy place,” a mall in Boise, ID.
She was the daughter of George (Babe) and Dorothy Sabo. Sharon’s mother passed away when she was an infant so her maternal grandparents Percy and Mayme Moyle raised her.
Known for her own vocabulary, sense of humor, and love for her family, she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. We find comfort knowing she is looking out for all of us.
Sharon married Robert Andrew Corkish on March 17, 1967. Bob and Sharon raised five children. Last year, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many lifelong friends and relatives.
Sharon worked in the retail business her whole life. She started working at JC Penney’s in Anaconda until the store closed. She then went to work at Walmart in Butte, where she was still employed. Many of her lifelong friends were the people she worked alongside. She taught her children the value of working hard.
Her children's’ friends were treated like her own, whether they needed a hug or a good lecture, she was always there for them. Her greatest joys were her family, friends and shopping. She loved to purchase gifts for her family and friends. Her favorite holidays were when she could buy a present for someone.
Sharon is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Corkish; Children: Vickie (Scott) Zeier, Linda (John) VonLaven, Bob (Merle) Corkish, Robbie Ann (Steve Madrid) Taylor, Mike (Jamie) Corkish; grandchildren: Hollie (Sara Joerger) Zeier, Lindsey (Jed) Thomas, Ericka (Zach) Melton, Nicole (Beau Madsen) VonLaven, Kristoffer Corkish, Kristel (Edi) Perez-Corkish, Kristian Corkish, Zak Taylor, Izzy Madrid, Morgan Corkish, Michael Corkish & Tristan Corkish; great grandchildren: Sloane Thomas, Liam, Caden & McKenna Melton, and Devon Borja; sisters: Precilla Alford, Madeline Sabo Jackson, Georgia Sabo Reynolds, Marylyn Sabo Ojeda and Betty Smith; brothers-in-law: Lee Corkish and Bill Arbuckle; sister-in-law: Nancy (Don) Goehri; cousin and lifelong friend Ruthie Lathrope; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and the angels that assisted family during the time of her death Rochenda Crane and Debbie Wayman of the Boise area.
She is preceded in death by both her parents, parents-in-law Bob and Anne Corkish, grandparents, sister-in-law Carol (Corkish) Arbuckle, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The Corkish family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Peter’s Restoration Fund, Holy Family Church, 217 W. Pennsylvania Street, Anaconda, MT 59711 or JDRF.org Diabetes Foundation or donor’s choice.
Celebration of Life Services for Sharon Corkish will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral Home Chapel. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the services.
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Sharon’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.