Remember Marion on His 100th Birthdaycpchs
On March 6th, 2022 we would like everyone to help us remember one of our Corbett residents, Marion Kirkham, on what would have been his 100th birthday.
Marion always said he wanted to live to be 100 and passed away just months short of that goal. Marion was born on March 6, 1922, and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Marion and calling him a friend knows why this energetic, cheery, hardworking man proclaimed that “My Hobby is Living.”
As a way to honor his memory, we would like to remind folks that they can still make a donation in his name to help fund the final phase of the construction of the Crown Point Country Museum. So please consider wishing Marion a heavenly 100th Birthday this March 6th by supporting the Crown Point Country Museum project that was near and dear to his heart. Select here to find out how to help
You can donate in Marion’s honor online here or mail a donation directly to: CPCHS P.O. Box 17 Bridal Veil, Oregon 97010
Like so many elders, his life story is an important part of the Gorge’s legacy. This is a way to honor our Corbett heritage and preserve the amazing history of this region. Marion was involved with many of our community projects. He was one of the folks who helped set up the foundation for the Helping Hands program at the Grange and he was very invested in supporting the museum project. He was a go-getter who at the age of 71 started a ten-year project to build his Corbett home on his family land. He even cut and milled local trees to build it.
Marion, a great storyteller once described a childhood memory of how at night he and his sibling’s “could lay in our beds at night and see the stars through the knotholes in the walls of the house. It was pretty cold as we had no heat in our bedroom upstairs”.