Margaret (Margie) Corderman, 65, passed away in Quincy, CA, on January 2, 2022.
Margaret was born in 1956 in Berkeley, CA, as the third child of Patricia (Klug) Bletcher and Clarence Bletcher. She grew-up with her sister Anne, and two brothers (John and Albert) in El Cerrito, CA. They moved to Klamath Falls, OR in 1971, where Margaret graduated from Klamath Falls Union High School. Margaret was previously married to Bob James in Klamath Falls and she worked at the local hospital cafeteria. She moved to Portland, OR in 1975 where she worked for the phone company, and in 1978 moved back to the Bay Area.
Margaret had a chance meeting at an Oakland A’s baseball game with a Naval Officer, Gary Corderman, and they were married in 1990. Margaret worked for the phone company where she was recognized and always proud of being awarded numerous Certificates of Recognition by Pacific Bell for outstanding customer support; along with a Commendation she received from a Navy Admiral for volunteer tutoring at an Oakland inner-city elementary school. Regardless of where Margaret was employed throughout her life she always conscientiously worked hard to exceed expectations of customers and fellow employees.
In 1994, Margaret moved to Ely, NV, where she worked for the BHP Copper Mine. Her and husband Gary moved to Quincy, CA in 1998, where Margaret enjoyed working for the Plumas County Community Development Commission and Housing Authority as an Accounting and Administrative Assistant. She retired from this position in 2020.
Margaret passed-away following a 6-plus year battle with colon cancer, most of which with the support of her coworkers she fought while continuing to work at the Housing Authority. After enduring numerous surgeries and multi-month chemo and radiation treatments her prolonged battle with cancer came to an end. Margie never got to “Ring the Bell” at Cancer Care Specialist of Reno signifying her 3 years of infusion treatments were concluded, always knowing that hers would only end with a direct pass-off to hospice when the Oncologists ran out of ideas. The Quincy hospice volunteers, Jacky Trotter (also a long-time friend from Margaret’s work) and Shelly Morrison provided wonderful end-of-life care and assistance, as did the at-home hospice nurses and Quincy hospital team — it is hard to image the final trip without them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Patricia, and her much beloved brother John.
Margaret is survived by her sister Anne Bletcher, of Oregon City, and brother Al Bletcher, in Springfield, OR, along with her husband Gary in Quincy, CA; and Margaret would want to add she is survived by her life-long friend from Jr. High, Shirley Celik of Newport Beach, CA, her coworkers over the years and their young children Margaret so much enjoyed seeing when they would visit her workplace.
Considering many factors, there is not a planned Memorial Service or other group end-of-life Celebration.