Telida Lavon Corkwell

August 6, 1954 – August 15, 2020

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Telida Lavon Corkwell

August 6, 1954 – August 15, 2020

Telida Lavon Corkwell, 66 of Turlock, CA, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Aug. 15, 2020.

Born to Harlen and Rose Stamper in 1954, she was a native of Turlock, CA for 28 years.  She previously resided in Fremont, Bluffton, Plainfield, and LaPorte, IN where she raised her family.

Telida made her career as a dental assistant for about 20 years.  She was previously married to Robert Corkwell for 34 years.

Telida was an Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War stateside for two years.  She was a Job’s Daughters Honored Queen, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion.  She loved to cook and bake. She was very outgoing never knowing a stranger, always helping by cooking when needed, and helping others as she could. When moving back to California after her divorce she helped with the homeless at her church.

She is survived by her children Alicia (Kevin) Arnold of Greenwood, IN, and Ryan (Sarah) Corkwell of Craigville, IN; grandchildren Wyatt, Elsa, Lucia, & Eve Corkwell, and Alexandra Arnold; and sibling Muriel Remiche.  She is predeceased by her parents Harlan and Rose Stamper and brother Arley Stamper.


Remembrances

  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Telida always had a smile on her face and was a happy go lucky women, she was fun to be around and always had a great story to tell. She will be missed by many.

  2. My most sincere condolence to the family of Telida. Telida was my
    former sister-in-law many years ago. She was always fun to be around and had a great personality. Rest in Peace, Telida!

  3. Telida taught me everything I know about being a great dental assistant. She always had a shoulder for me to cry on when frustration set in. We would have lunch everyday at Richards Restaurant.
    Fond memories
    Rest In Peace Teety

  4. From Brown Jr. High, to Denair, to Turlock & sweet memories of Gerry & Danny, I remember how much fun we had together & how much we shared. I have thought of you often over the years. Much love, Telida.

  5. . I don’t think I can remember you without a huge smile and always giggling. May you Rest In Peace Teety And may your family know they’re in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Dear Ryan, Sarah, and family,
    I am so truly sorry about the loss of your mother and grandmother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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