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Coach 'Corky' Iverson

September 18, 1921 January 15, 2012
Coach 'Corky' Iverson
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Orven “Corky” Iverson of Vacaville and Fairfield went home to be with The Lord on Jan. 15. He was 90. One of 13 children, Corky was born on Sept. 18, 1921 to Henry and Pearl Iverson in Notus Idaho. Farm work as a boy helped build the strength to excel in sports, his lifetime passion. Known from school days as “Corky”, he left college to serve in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He was a B-25 pilot with the 434th Bombardment Squadron flying in the China Burma India theater. During this time his closeness to God was a special comfort. After his military service, he returned to college earning a B.A. in Physical Education and English which led to a career in teaching, coaching and directing high school athletics. He taught 7 years in Oregon, before moving to Fairfield, where he served 10 years at Armijo High School and 19 years at Fairfield High School retiring in 1983 as the Athletic Director. Corky was also a part time carpenter which included building several family homes. In 1943 Corky married the first love of his life, Shirley Denney. They were married 35 years and together raised four children: Steven, Michael, Debra, and Christian. In 1982 he married the new love of his life, Beth Hulse. This coming Valentine's Day will mark their 30th anniversary. Beth has six children: Rick, Jim, Greg, Mary, Cathy, and Mike. Corky is survived by his wife Beth Iverson and their children: Steven Iverson (Marllena) of Alaska, Michael Iverson (Sharon) of Carmichael, Debra Siam (Sam) of Modesto, Christian Iverson of California and Mexico, Richard Hulse (Darlene) of Nevada, James Hulse of Pennsylvania, Gregory Hulse (Angie) of Illinois, Mary Murtishaw (Chuck) of Vacaville, Cathy Wilkins (Tom) of Washington, Michael Hulse of Vacaville; 22 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. His brother and sisters, Josephine Threewit, Alys Wyberg, Edythe Guilfoyle, Howard Iverson, and Miriam Iverson, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend two services. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at The Mission, 6391 Leisure Town Rd, Vacaville. A reception and luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial with military honors will follow on Monday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. in Dixon at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road Dixon, CA 95620 In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington DC 20090 or Ebenezer Prison Ministry, PO Box 2715, Vacaville CA 95696.
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