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In Memory of

Cornelia Korbe

May 6, 1915 - June 10, 2017

Obituary


Cornelia "Nellie" Korbe

5/6/1915 6/10/2017

Our beloved Cornelia Korbe, lovingly known to all as "Nellie", left us to find Heavenly Father waiting with her, for a life well lived. Passing at 102 years old, Nellie was loved by everyone. She was first a daughter, then sister, wife, mother, auntie, then of course, our Grammie, Great and Great-Great Grandma before her final rest. She passed June 10th, at 7:45pm - Just in time for Bingo with friends and loved ones in heaven. She loved her bingo!
"Nellie " was born May 6,...

Cornelia "Nellie" Korbe

5/6/1915 6/10/2017

Our beloved Cornelia Korbe, lovingly known to all as "Nellie", left us to find Heavenly Father waiting with her, for a life well lived. Passing at 102 years old, Nellie was loved by everyone. She was first a daughter, then sister, wife, mother, auntie, then of course, our Grammie, Great and Great-Great Grandma before her final rest. She passed June 10th, at 7:45pm - Just in time for Bingo with friends and loved ones in heaven. She loved her bingo!
"Nellie " was born May 6, 1915 in Arroyo Hondo, outside of Taos, New Mexico. Her mother Francesca Garcia, and father Louis Armijo having 9 living children, Nellie tended to her younger siblings until she became a young bride to Carlos Andrew Abeyta. A young mom, she and her son, David learned side by side, how to tend vegetables, and make life the best way they could, during the hardest of times. 7 years later, a beautiful daughter, Frances Abeyta was born. All three together, often alone, Nellies faith sustained them during tough times, and though holding her faith, she was widowed at a young 45. With a tender heart, and the knowledge of natural healing from plants and herbs she had learned as a child, Nellie became a Nurse's Aide, until later becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse while visiting Napa California at Queen of the Valley Hospital. It was at this time, the Love of her Life, Edward Korbe, asked Nellie to be his wife. He had witnessed her mercy. They married in 1969, in Sterling Colorado. Nellie and Ed demonstrated their unceasing faith to God- all with endless kindness and unity in everything they shared. Having a large garden and variety of flowers, they'd take Flowers to their church every Saturday, without fail.
Nellie was a master at cake creating, baking, decorating, then donating the most amazing and delicious cakes for weddings, graduations, and any event of celebration. Together, they humbly took their loving creation to its destination where everyone would be in awe of the beauty while knowing it was created with love.
Nellie dedicated tirelessly as President of the organization of War Mothers, since her son entered the Military during the Korean Conflict. Being an active member of the Catholic Daughters, she donated canned goods, quilts, crocheted and knitted items; all talents of her own hand. Visiting those who needed a friend, Nellie was always there with a kind word of wisdom. There was seemingly nothing she could not create if it came to her mind. Her husband at her side, they had a loving and eternal partnership that could only be the example we all wished to follow. Most notably was her devotion to her family. She loved all her grandchildren selflessly; giving her time, her council, and all she had to her concern for their best. She was always there, never asking anything in return. Pure love was her intention for all to feel. Losing her beloved Ed in 1989, Nellie began to travel and moved to Grand Junction Colorado, spending time with siblings, daughter and son. Making friends always, Nellie began to enjoy her daughter Frances, and visiting her sisters, nation-wide. She was preceded in death by her daughter; Frances Sandoval. Cornelia leaves behind her son; David S. Abeyta of Grand Junction, Colorado and a sister; Theresa Romero of Pueblo, Colorado, 6 Grand Children; William, Andrea, Vicki, Roger, Barbara, and Toni; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
A graveside inurnment service will be held at a future date at Memorial Gardens Cemetery noted on the website below. Friends and family may leave their condolences at www.martinmortuary.com