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Telida Lavon Corkwell
Aug. 6, 1954 – Aug. 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. 

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