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13 September, 1928 - 20 November, 2009

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Lorene Cornwell

    Lorene June Cornwell, 81, of Boise, died Friday, November 20, 2009 at home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise, Idaho. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Wilder, Idaho cemetery.
    Lorene was born September 13, 1928, at Gate, Oklahoma. She was the eldest of 5 daughters to Harold and Stella Carpenter. In 1935 the family moved to the Fargo area near Wilder, Idaho. She started school in Wilder, Idaho, and graduated from Homedale High School in 1946.
    On December 21, 1946, Lorene married her life partner, Ralph L. Cornwell. After marriage they made their home in Caldwell, Idaho. Lorene worked as a secretary for the Wilder Labor Camp and later at Caxton Printers. In 1959 they moved to Boise where Lorene was a homemaker until her daughters were grown. She and Ralph worked many years together in his CPA practice. In 1982, Lorene began working at the Boise State University Bookstore, until her retirement in 2003. Lorene was an avid Boise State University football fan as well as the number one sports fan for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Lorene loved spending her spare time knitting and crocheting. As a couple Lorene and Ralph had many happy times bowling, playing cards with friends and traveling. Lorene is survived by her two daughters, Cathy Curry and husband Mike of Todos Santos, Mexico, and Christy Young and husband Robin of Boise, three grandsons, Bryce Powell and wife Tammy of Sandpoint, Idaho, Brett Powell and wife Gina of Meridian, Idaho, and Erik Young and wife Laura of Whitefish, Mont., two granddaughters, Jody Young of Boise, and Jamie Perkins and husband Bo of Boise, three great-grandsons, Samuel and Brennan Powell of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Mason Powell of Meridian, Idaho, two sisters , Dolores Harris and husband Sid of Caldwell, Idaho, and Gloria Ferrenburg and husband Kay of Eugene, Ore.
    Lorene was preceded in death by her husband in 2008, her parents, and two infant sisters. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Smith of St. Luke's Mountain States Institute for their care and compassion of Lorene. In addition, special thanks to River Eyes, Rachel, and Kate of St. Luke's Hospice. They made it possible for Lorene to be cared for at home by her two daughters where she could be comfortable. The family suggests memorials be made to Boise Police K9 Foundation 

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