Obituary: Repsold, Corinne S.

Age 93

REPSOLD, Corinne S. (Age 93) Born in Evanston, Illinois on October 19, 1920 to John and Corinne (Patton) Somerville, she was the third of four children.

Corinne graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Child Development from Vassar College and was heading to a Master’s in Public Health at Yale when Nelson Repsold proposed.

They were married in September 1943 at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane while stationed here in the Army Air Force.

They had five children in 13 years and enjoyed 67 years together until Nelson’s death in 2010.

After her children entered school, Corinne served for years on the Deaconess Hospital Auxiliary Board, was a member of the Junior League and taught Sunday School at Westminster and Plymouth Congregational Churches.

She was passionate about her relationship with God and devoted much of her life to ministry in numerous churches and organizations.

She spoke at over 300 Christian Women’s Clubs and was used by God to point several thousand women to faith in Christ.

She helped start two churches (Plymouth and Heritage Congregational), worked with children and youth in several others and served as the Advisor to married student wives at Multnomah University in Portland, OR for many years.

She also enjoyed reading, swimming, travel and spending quality time with her family at their home on Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID.

She was a selfless mother and grandmother who taught her children and grandchildren to read, cook, play instruments, garden, study and love God.

She never stopped learning and growing.

Corinne died at the age of 93 in Vancouver, WA., on February 12, 2014.

She was predeceased in 2010 by her husband, Nelson B. Repsold; and siblings, Suzanne Faulkner and Carol Corey.

She is survived by her children: Chris Repsold (Gayle), Corinne “Ann” Repsold, Eugenia DeForge (Jim), Holly Repsold and John Repsold (Sandra); brother, John Somerville; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

A memorial celebration service will be held on Friday, February 21 at 2pm at Crossroads Church in Portland, OR.

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