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Corine Hicks
July 31, 1902  -  March 11, 2009


P alignjustifyIn her twenties, she met and married Hubert Hicks whom everyone called Dude. Early 1953 they moved to Hobbs where Dude had other brothers. In March she went to work for Gen and J. O. Smith as a Nanny and Housekeeper for their threeyear old Identical Twin Boys.P
P alignjustifyShe helped raise them and. instilled in them her beliefs of taking care of others with compassion and deep faith, which her Boys which she called them all ofnbspher life, continue to do so withnbsp their patients and friends, as Doctors. As the twins grew, she,continued to work, and in her spare time worked as a floral designer at the Smiths flower shop. She loved to garden and was a quilter, hand stitching every quilt, which many have today to cherish. .P
P alignjustifyThough Corine was very independent and lived alone after her husbands death in 1982, the.Smith and Zespynbspfamily continued to guide her and take care of her every need. They considered her a member of their family, as she did.nbsp She worked part time until the early 1980s. In 2005 she moved to Hobbs Health Care where everyone who came inP
Pcontact with her loved her smile and sweetness. You could always count on a smile. Never in her over 106 years did we ever hear a complaint or an unkind word A Lesson for Us All.P
PCorine used to say, I DONT KNOW WHY THE LORD HAS LEFT ME HERE SO LONG, BUT HE MUST HAVE A REASON.P
PFuneral services of a celebration of her life will be Monday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. with a viewing from 9:30 11:30 a.m.at the Chapel of Hope Funeral Home and from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the Lane Chapel Church, nbsp1201 E. Skelly.nbsp Reverend Russell Hill, VistaCare Hospice Chaplain, will officiate with Reverend Larron Fields assisting.nbsp Burial will be at Everglade Cemetery in the family plot.P
PShe was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert her mother Pearl Evans her sister, Winnie Fae Biscoe her Other Family, Gen and J. O. Smith and Eddie Zespy.nbsp She is survived by a half brother, Evan Thomas of Houston, Texas her husbands greatgrandson, Frankie Hicks and wife Gwen and family of Dallas, Texas Dr. Tom Smith of Edmonds, Washington, Dr. Tim Smith of Bothell, Washington, and Jo Anne Zespy, her devoted caregiver for many years Special Friends, Mayolo Peoples, Lemma White, Helen Davis, Jessie Higgins, Marva Erwin, Brenda Lowe, Miguel Gutierrez and Mae Clay.P
PWe are so grateful to Hobbs Health Care for the love and care they gave her and VistaCare Hospice for their brief but dedicated assistance.nbsp Corine lived her life by Gods plan for her and the Golden Rule: TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WISH TO BE TREATED.nbsp She was a blessing to all who were fortunate enough to have her in nbsptheir lives.P
PArrangements are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.P

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