Eileen Corkill, 85, of Knappa, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in Portland.

She was born Oct. 26, 1920 in Brownsmead to David C. and Ann (Smith) McCauley.

Mrs. Corkill was raised on the family farm, attended Brownsmead Grade School and graduated from Knappa Union High School.

She married Don O. Corkill in Kelso, Wash., Dec. 19, 1937. He died April 4, 1995.

The couple made their home in Brownsmead and Knappa. Mrs. Corkill was a fish filleter at Ocean Foods for many years, retiring in 1982. Family members said she enjoyed her gardens, family gatherings, gambling trips to Reno and was an avid Trail Blazer fan and foster parent. She attended Brownsmead Historical Society meetings, helping with the history of Brownsmead and Knappa areas.

Mrs. Corkill is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Susan Corkill of Astoria and Bryan and Nora Corkill of Knappa; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kathy and Trygve Fransen of Knappa and Michele and Mike Abrahams of Astoria; two grandsons, Jim Corkill and his wife, Amy, of Knappa and Bryan Kelly Corkill of Astoria; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Toivo Fransen and Tanner and Sawyer Corkill, all of Knappa, and Miranda and Mykka Abrahams of Astoria; one sister, Lilian Lee of Knappa; one niece and her husband, Claire (Tanny) and Ken Green of Knappa; and two nephews, David C. McCauley III and Charles Meadows and his wife, Virginia, all of Knappa; three brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Ellen Corkill of Portland, Carolyn Youngworth of California, Richard and Julia Boee of Camas, Wash., and Jim and Pat Corkill of Hillsboro.

A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hughes-Ransom Mortuary in Astoria.

A reception will be held after the funeral at the family home, in Knappa.

Private committal will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brownsmead Historical Society or the American Lung Association, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 576 12th St., Astoria, OR 97103.


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