In Memoriam: Corinne Stinson, Former Extension Specialist

STINSON, Corinne Isabel, 89 passed away on March 17, 2011 in Tucson. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma February 6, 1922, she is survived by two brothers, Leon and Bill Stinson and two sisters, Mary Forbus and Pat Clayton. Corinne's parents, as well as three brothers, Kenneth, Loyd and Homer pre-deceased her. Corinne was the eldest sister in a family with seven siblings. Due to the health of her mother, she became the matriarch of the family. She was a true family person whose nieces and nephews were the beneficiaries of her generosity. She graduated from High School in Sudan, Texas in 1940 and earned her B.S. in Home Economics in 1946 from Texas Tech whereupon she began a career as an Agriculture Extension Agent. Having obtained her Master's Degree from Iowa State, Corinne moved to Tucson in 1960 and began her career at the University of Arizona as a state extension specialist. She retired in May of 1982. In 1997, she was honored by the University of Arizona and the College of Agriculture with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the University and citizens of Arizona in the area of home management and family extension. She was a long time member of Altrusa and First United Methodist Church. Memorials can be made to the Altursa International of Tucson, Special Fund Account, P.O. Box 42801, Tucson, AZ 85733, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Take Charge America Institute, College of Agriculture, UofA, 85719 or the First United Methodist Church, 915 E. Fourth Street, Tucson AZ 85719. Corinne was a truly dedicated and generous person who will be sorely missed by her many friends and relatives. Services are Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge.

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Mar 23 2011