Corliss Jean Carr passed away March 12, 2019, in Redding California. Corliss was born on July 7, 1940, to Ehlers and Mildred Zellmer Nielsen in Chinook, Montana, and was raised in Hogeland. Later in her high school years her family moved to Columbia Falls where she graduated from high school.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Willis L. Carr, of Redding, California; daughters, Coleen (Bob) Chiles of Yreka, California, and Beverly (Tony) Sanchez of Sacramento, California, a son Cory (Willis C.) Carr of Redding, and stepdaughters, Laura (Michael) Blocher of Arizona and April (Brett) Sawyer of Colorado; 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Anna Black of Federal Way, Washington, Gloria (Art) Schroeder of Kalispell, and John (Diane) Nielsen of Columbia Falls.
Corliss was preceded in death by parents Ehlers and Mildred Nielsen, a brother Hans Nielsen and a grandson, Daniel Chiles.
While residing in Redding, Corliss was employed many years by Joann Fabric and later worked as a bookkeeper for Shascade Community Services.
Corliss was an excellent cook and baker, always eager to try out new recipes. She was a talented seamstress and avid crafter. She blessed many of her friends and family with handcrafted items and quilts.
Despite Corliss’ failing health she was determined to be active, persevering to never give up the daily activities of life and was steadfast to the end. Corliss had a never quit attitude. She was honest and endeavored to instill honesty in her children. Corliss will ever be in our hearts and memories.
Please make charitable donations in her memory to: American Cancer Society, www.cancerresearch.org; American Lung Association, www.lung.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/; Muscular Dystrophy, www.mda.org/ or American Heart Association, www.donatenow.heart.org