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Haines, Christene Lois French Corcoran Mrs. – Obituary

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Christene Lois Corcoran Haines, 74, of New Plymouth, Idaho, and formerly of Baker City, died April 12, 2008, at home with her family at her side.

Her memorial services will be at 3 p.m. MDT Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in New Plymouth. Pastor Phil Pittman will officiate. There will be a dinner at the church for family and friends after the service.

There will be a graveside memorial service at 2 p.m. PDT Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.
Chris was born on March 25, 1934, in Friendsville, Tenn., to Hoyle and Myrtle French. She was the oldest of six children – five sisters and one brother. Chris and her family moved to California in the early 1940s, and that is where she went to school.

She married Corky Corcoran in 1952 and they had three children: Linda, Lois, and Lyle. They moved around Oregon and later settled in Baker City.

The family lived in Baker City for 24 years until Corky’s death.

In 1984, Chris married longtime friend Myrl Haines and they moved to New Plymouth. This is where they both enjoyed gardening and farm life.

After retiring, Chris and Myrl started traveling to visit family and friends and spending winters in Arizona. They were members of the Ore-Ida Wheelers. They spent extra time playing cards and games with friends around the area. Chris enjoyed gardening, flowers, crafts, crocheting, knitting, and cooking. She was always involved in the family, especially grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Myrl Haines of New Plymouth; three children: daughters, Linda and her husband, Roger Smith, of Haines, Lois and her husband, Lorenzo DelCurto, of Summerville, and son, Lyle, and his wife, Cindy Corcoran, of Prineville; stepson, John, and his wife, Robin Haines, of Ely, Minn.; stepdaughter, Norine, and her husband, Dan Shoemaker, of New Plymouth; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters and one brother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyle and Myrtle French; her first husband, Corky Corcoran; and a grandson, Steven Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church through Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 14, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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