Leonard P. Corporon, 93 year old, Salt Lake City, Utah and former Heyburn resident, died Monday, August 17, 1998, at the home of his daughter in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was born March 21, 1905, in Portis, Kansas, the son of John Riley and Mary Oliva Corporon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He married Leola E. Seeds on September 6, 1947, in Burley. He worked for General Motors and was an auto dealer in Oroville, California. He was the president of the Northern California Automobile Dealers Association. Corpie was an adult during the great depression. He knew what it was like to ride the rails from Chicago to Winslow, looking for work. He knew what it was like to ask the paymaster at a new job for an advance on a first paycheck to buy food. He came away from the experience with a firm belief that every person deserves a helping hand and a second chance. Corpie was an avid fly fisherman, hunter, hiker, gardener, golfer, and an excellent poker player. He loved his family and his life, and he will be greatly missed.Private graveside service will be held this week at the Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn, with military rites by the local veterans.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be given to the Crossroads Urban Center or the Odyssey House in Salt Lake City.
Arrangements are under the direction of Payne Mortuary, 221 West Main Street in Burley, Idaho.
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