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Alice (Smith) Corley
November 7, 1934 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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We lost this gracious woman when she passed unexpectedly at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. On the 6th day of October. She was born in Bloomsburg on the 7th day of November,1934 to her parents, Harry and Geraldine Hilliard Smith.
She attended the Bloomsburg schools and married Billy Corley, a career serviceman from Kentucky in 1952.
She was widowed just 6 years later when her husband lost his life in a helicopter crash during a training mission in Kansas. Leaving her alone with 4 children. She returned to Bloomsburg and spent 10 years working for Milton Industries.
With the last of the children almost grown she decided to attend Bloomsburg University in 1973. There she ended up receiving two degrees. One in elementary education and the other in special education. She received several achievement awards and was on the Deans list. After graduating from Bloomsburg University she did some work in the field she had chosen. She went on to work as a care giver for CMSU until her retirement.
Preceding her in death along with her husband were two sons. Donald (Lisa) from North Carolina and David from Bloomsburg, sister Harriet Carr (Paul) and a brother Tom Smith (Jane) both from Bloomsburg.
Surviving are her daughter Diane Rake (Wayne) from Virginia and James (Debra) from Bloomsburg. Also four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, sister Ruth Whitenight (Bruce) from Bloomsburg and a brother Harry Smith Jr. (Clara Dawn) from Timbers, Mo. Along with nine nieces and two nephews all who loved her and she loved greatly.
In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to The Animal Resource Center.