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Emily Corey

- July 21, 2018

Emily Jean Corey (née Mundell) passed peacefully in her home on July 21, 2018. She was under the care of Mt. Evans Hospice and was surrounded by her husband, Charles L. Corey, and many loving family members.


Emily was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico in 1931. Upon graduation from Tucumcari High School she attended Eastern New Mexico University. She met her husband Charles on a blind date arranged by Charles’ Aunt Sandy Mecham in December of 1951 while on his leave from the Air Force. They were married 4 weeks later to the day on January 19, 1952. Emily described it as magic. Emily and Charles raised their three sons in Aurora, Colorado. They enjoyed traveling, able to fly all over the world as Charles was a pilot with United Airlines. Their favorite place for family vacations was Hawaii, bringing their sons and returning many times. Emily and Charles were members of Friendship Force and enjoyed visiting with fellow friendship families around the globe in cultural exchanges.

On becoming “empty nesters” they moved to and fell in love with Evergreen, CO in 1976. Emily was an active and beloved member of the Evergreen community. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter FR, served as President of Evergreen Christian Outreach, Titus Woman for Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS), and was a long-time member of Church of the Hills Presbyterian U.S.A. She also found fulfillment in being a real estate broker.

Emily loved Colorado and was a faithful fan of the Rockies. Emily’s greatest accomplishments were her family and her ability to make everyone feel loved. She was a true lady who shared her kindness, and grace with everyone in her path. Her motto in life was love people where they’re at. She leaves behind a legacy of making everyone feel truly special. She will be best remembered for this.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-six and a half years, Charles, her three sons Craig (Carol), Richard, and Mark. She also leaves behind seven lucky grandchildren, Lisa, Chris, Tiffany, Bryan, Melissa, Colten, and Carsyn and three great grandchildren Samantha, Maxwell, and Elizabeth Jean. As the matriarch of the Mundell clan she will be missed by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In-lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Church of the Hills, Evergreen Christian Outreach, or Mt. Evans Hospice.


7 Responses

  1. Jan Aitken says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Emily’s death. We volunteered together at EChO for many years and I enjoyed her so much. I will miss her as I’m sure many others will. I wish your family comfort and peace.
    I regret that I will be out of town when the memorial is held as I would really like to attend.

  2. Jennifer J Ritchie says:

    I’m so sorry to read of your loss. I am not known to you but I wanted to offer my sympathies. It can be very difficult to cope with the loss of a loved one and so I wanted to share a wonderful hope that the Bible gives us. Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8 says that God “will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” We are given much comfort from God’s Word until we see this verse fulfilled. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  3. Mike & Micki Neely says:

    Corey Family, We just learned today that Emily passed when we were out of town. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Micki and I both believed Emily was one of the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful people we had ever met. Chuck, it has been our pleasure and honor to have known Emily,. Our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  4. sandy skiba says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. She was a very, very nice person and will be missed!

  5. Linda Kirkpatrick says:

    Emily and I shared a special story about how we met in the aisles of Safeway, one that made us friends for the next 20 years, deciding we’d give each other a hug every time we met. Not long after that meeting my husband and I were seated behind Emily and Chuck at Center Stage. She turned around and said “We better get this out of the way right now….” at which time we stood up and hugged and sat back down without any real conversation. My husband said behind his hand “WHO is THAT????” And I said “This nice lady I met at Safeway.” It was always a joy to see her, whether in the grocery store, at an ECHO event, or a PEO function. Truly a special lady!

  6. Marty Lake says:

    Chuck, so sorry to hear of Emily- she was truly a wonderful lady- what a gracious lady!
    Marty and Linda

  7. Jim McGann says:

    Sorry to hear about your Mom.
    Jim McGann

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