August 11, 1932 - June 30, 2010

Jean Bjur - 1950

Jean Bjur Corbett - recent

Long time West Richland resident, Jean Bjur Corbett, passed away quietly with all of her children beside her, Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Kadlec Hospital.

She was born in Yakima, WA on August 11, 1932 and spent her early childhood in Milton-Freewater. Later, her father moved his family to Richland to work on the Manhattan Project. Jean graduated from Columbia High school in 1950 with a musical scholarship from sitting on First Chair in the orchestra.

She married Charles Vernon Corbett on November 3, 1951 and they had their first child the following August. Jean was a stay-at-home wife and mother raising their five children. After her children were in school, she started working for retail stores until retiring from K-Mart. During their younger years of marriage, they belonged to the Hill & Gulley Motorcycle Club. And she belonged to the Bethany United Protestant Church as a member, lead alto in the choir, and their treasurer. Later, she attended the NW United Protestant Church in Richland.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents, Martin W. Bjur and Vivian G. Folsom Bjur.

Jean is survived by her children Charlotte (Mel) Corbett Parker ('71), Martin (Frankie) Corbett ('72), Barbara (Andy) Corbett Moore, Charles Corbett ,Jr, and Craig Corbett. Also her grandchildren Niki (John) Springer, Joey (Adria) Corbett, Brandon Johns, David Johns, Sue Ann (Josh) Pennington, Angie (Josh) Smith, Jolene (Josh) Rodriquez, Martin Jr (Shannan) Corbett, and 12 great-grandchildren. Also first cousin Mary McDill.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 3, at 3pm at Einan's Funeral Home, with a graveside service following at Sunset Memorial. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Benton Franklin Humane Society. Family and friends gathered after the services at the Parker's home.

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