March 10, 1925 - Sept. 4, 2012
Cora May "Corky" (Briggs) Best passed away peacefully of natural causes with her family by her side on September 4, 2012, in Bend, Oregon. She was 87.
An urn committal service will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Oregon.
Cora was born March 10, 1925, in Eugene, Oregon, to William and Neva (Lovell) Briggs. She grew up in the Springfield area and graduated from Springfield High School.
Corky loved reading, listening to music, watching old movies and Elvis Presley. She was an avid journaler, pinochle player and enjoyed baking. She was known to take a "nippy nip" every once in a while and loved the flicker of candles and Christmas lights year-round. She loved her little dog(s) and found great companionship with them.
She is survived by her daughter, Claren R. Combs (husband, Kenneth) of Bend, Oregon; and her son, Don D. (wife, Julie) Best of Redmond, Oregon. Other survivors include her sister, Ethel Davis of Springfield, Oregon; brothers-in-law, Bufurd "Bud" Best and Wayne Best, also from the Springfield/Eugene area; three grandchildren, Wade, Danielle and Kris; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Best.
A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, she will be sorely missed.
Memorial contributions in Coras memory may be made to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, 541-382-3537 or Partners In Care Hospice, 541-382-5882.
Arrangements are under the care of Niswonger- Reynolds Funeral Home, Bend, Oregon. Please visit the online registry for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds.com