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.