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Cora Avo Austin

Female 1915 - 2003  (88 years)


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  • Name Cora Avo Austin 
    Born 1 May 1915  Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Nov 2003  Kennewick, Benton Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cora Avo Austin, of Richland, Washington was born May 1, 1915, to Lula Belle Gaines Austin and John Wesley Austin in Peel, Arkansas. She married Hyrum Vernon Chappelle on December 10, 1936, in Jasper, Arkansas. Avo and Vernon lived in Richland from 1948 until Vernon's death in 1988. She continued to live in the family home until 2001. Due to declining health, she moved to assisted living in Hawthorne Court, Kennewick, Washington, from June 2001 until her hospitalization in November 2003 and her subsequent death in Hospice on November 28, 2003. Our family appreciated the care she received in Hawthorne. We will be forever grateful for her Hospice care. Avo worked in a doctor's office in her youth in Arkansas, for Lockheed Aircraft in the San Fernando Valley of California as a riveter in the war effort, and later at Kadlec Hospital in Richland as a dietician's assistant. She retired from Kadlec in 1973. Vernon and Avo were longstanding members in Richland wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Wade; brother, William Austin; son, Howard R. Chappelle and wife Denice; daughter, Vernon Cathryn Hodgin and husband, Don R. Hodgin; granddaughters, Cathy L. Adkisson and husband Doug, Tami A. Tayamen and husband Steven D., Brenda L. Bergstrom and husband John Caldwell, Vikki J. Ballew and husband Robert A., Jennifer B. Scalley and husband David, Teri Hodgin-Nelson, and Kelly Hodgin-McKinney. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vernon; parents, John Wesley and Lula Belle Gaines Austin, and siblings, Eslie Sommers, Hazel Young, Leonard Austin, and Lester Austin. Our mother was a cultivator. She loved her family, friends, flowers, and nature. She nurtured and was loved in return by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. We will treasure her memory. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 1, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home. A short grave dedication will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens after the funeral service. The family would like you to join them after the service at Shilo Inn in Richland for a reception. [Source: Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Washington from 11/29/2003 - 11/30/2003]
    Buried 1 Dec 2003  Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, Benton Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hyrum Vernon & Cora Ava (Austin) Chappelle
    Hyrum Vernon & Cora Ava (Austin) Chappelle
    Hyrum was the son of Hyrum Henderson & Minnie (Haggard) Chappelle. Cora was the daughter of John Wesley & Lula Belle (Gaines) Austin.
    Person ID I5030  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2019 

    Father John Wesley Austin,   b. 11 Jul 1883, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1968, Lead Hill, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Lula Belle Gaines,   b. 16 Dec 1883, Clayton Co, Rabun Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1974, Lead Hill, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1902  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hyrum Vernon Chappelle,   b. 22 Jul 1911, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1988, Richland, Benton Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1936  Jasper, Crawford Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Howard R. Chappelle,   b. 6 Jan 1938, Lead Hill, Boone Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 2009, Richland, Benton Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Veronica Cathryn Chappelle,   d. 8 May 2021
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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