Obit Peggy Sue Corder

Peggy Corder

Peggy Sue Corder, born January 22, 1952, to Eva and Melvin “Mike” Corder. died April 28, 2021 in Orofino, ID.

She is preceded in death by: parents and brothers Mervin Corder and Carl Corder, niece Cassie Corder and great niece Rebecca Miller.

She is survived by Frances Crooks (Butch), Ronald “Bud” Corder (Kathy), William “Bill” Corder (Joan), Anita Satterwhite (Brian), Rod Corder (Julie), and sisters-in-law, Donna Corder and Carol Corder. As well as too many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews to list.  

Peggy loved all children. The ones in her family, their friends and the neighborhood kids. She especially loved each one with her whole heart. Creating memories and special connections with each of the kids was a special talent. One of her greatest joys was “spoiling” all her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She absolutely loved coming to any sporting events she could attend. Probably winning awards for the most spirted while repeating what was just shouted.  

Peggy was also a lover of the outdoors, whether it was taking a drive, traveling or just sitting outside. She was always snapping her fingers, bobbing her head and encouraging the kids to dance longer. She also had a slight obsession with listening to her books on tape as she drove back and forth, place to place. She often could be heard telling the kids to “settle, settle down now.”  If there was a new recipe she found, you better believe she was bringing it along with her signature pistachio salad.  

Peggy was a 12-year senior in Orofino, ID.  Never missing a day and graduating from Orofino High School (Go Maniacs). She then attended Links School of Business in Boise, ID, receiving her degree in business accreditation. Peggy enjoyed her 36 plus years working for the USFS. Some of her fondest memories were dispatching for the fire crew. She met many wonderful people during this time and many of them became lifelong friends. Her favorite time spent with the USFS was at the Kelly Creek Ranger Station as well as the Powell Ranger Station, where she usually had a niece or nephew in tow. 

Peggy loved big and she loved hard. Her knack for creating a special relationship with all that knew her was unique.  She had many lifelong friends that she loved dearly, and she loved her family with everything she had. Although they bickered often, her sister Frances and she were the best of friends. 

Peggy never met a stranger. She loved to “visit” with anyone willing to sit and chat. Always making people laugh and smile. She just had that effect.  

Peggy’s Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at the Orofino VFW.

Please bring a potluck dish.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to VFW Post #3296 in Orofino or the Clearwater Memorial Library in memory of Peggy Corder.

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