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Corinne Wilbur

08/04/1936 - 12/05/2017
Service Date: 12/08/2017
Service Time: 6:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 633 South Higley Road, Mesa, Arizona

Corinne Cowley Wilbur, 81, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona.

Corinne was kind, compassionate and genuine in her friendships and care for others. She served in many church callings but particularly enjoyed indexing and spent many, many years extracting names for temple work. She loved music and was an avid reader with a thirst for knowledge. Her accomplishments were many, but her greatest joy came from serving her husband, family and community. 

She is now reunited with her beloved husband Frank Wilbur and her son Frank Elliot Wilbur, Jr. She is survived by her siblings, Lewis Cowley, Jacqueline Buck, Sylvia Udall, Carolyn Nielsen, Lee Madrid and Trey Cowley; and her children Jamie Levi (Hugh), Elizabeth Wilbur Ross (Kerry) and Thom Wilbur (Lena), 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5-5:45 PM, with funeral services to follow at 6 PM, at the LDS Chapel located at 633 S. Higley Rd., Mesa, AZ. Interment, St. Johns Cemetery, December 9, 2017, 1 PM. 


  • Forrest Phelps-Cook

    Corinne truly was a kind lady. I always admired her and know she will be missed. She celebrated life and brought light into every room.


    Don’t wear black on the day I die,
    wear the colors of God’s blue sky.
    Don’t wear tears upon your face
    I now am in such a beautiful place.

    For my death is only another birth,
    I’m back where I was before this earth.
    Back in the presence of all I knew
    and one day my body will be brand new.

    Think of me only with joy and delight
    for I am not gone, just out of your sight;
    we will meet again I promise we will;
    this is not forever, it’s just a small hill.

    Don’t wear black on the day I die,
    wear the colors of God’s blue sky.
    Don’t wear tears upon your face
    I now am in such a beautiful place.

    © Forrest Phelps-Cook

  • Joalis and Joseph Sachs

    Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!

  • Kelli James Bedway

    Corinne was an awesome lady. She was my young women’s advisor at one time. I loved her kind soul. My condolences to those that loved her.

  • Corinne, was a dear friend with a lot of class. She always up lifted those who were around her. We served in young women’s and I got the privilege of being her visiting teacher. Thanks for your example to me.

  • Thank you for everything.
    I love and miss you!

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