Some very sad news!

Anita Louise Johnson Simonsen

Anita Louise JohnsonAnita Louise Johnson Simonsen was born in Glendale, California, on June 10, 1944, to Helen and David C. Johnson. Anita died at home in Billings, Montana on March 2, 2022 after a long battle with cancer.

Anita is the second great granddaughter of Lamuel Veneman (1812-1867) and Matilda Ann Cory (1828-1896) from the John of Southold Line.

Anita retired in 2009 and dedicated more time genealogy. Anita was a member of Shining Mountain Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution where she was a past-Regent. She was also a member of Daughters of 1812.

Dr. Arthur Thomas Corey

Dr. Arthur Thomas Corey

Dr. Arthur Thomas Corey, died from a fall on 4 Dec 2018 at the age of 99 in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado. In 1999, Art took on two duties for the Cory Family Society. The first being interim President until 2001 when Fred Corey, one of Art's students, took over as president. The second project was coordinating DNA research with the help of our late genealogist, Charlotte Muller, to determine the genetic relationships between the three main Cory/Corey family lines in North America. He has been a powerful influence on all who have known him including those who have studied and worked with him and has been a leader in his field of research. His final goal to become a centenarian was unfulfilled; he missed by only 4 short months. Moore...

Dr. Arthur Thomas Corey

Melody Sue Corey

Sue CoreyMelody Sue Corey, 62, of Falls Church, Virginia, left earthly life, January 30, 2008, after waging a six-year battle with cancer. Sue volunteered for Secretary position of the society during our Washington D.C. meeting in 2006.

Sue was born, February 14, 1945, in Daggett, Michigan, the second of five daughters, born to H. Kenneth and Mildred E. Corey of Stephenson, Michigan. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1963, and went on to Michigan State University where she received a bachelor's degree in political science. Sue and Gideon Leiphart of Daggett were married August 29, 1966.

Sue began her career as an insurance claims representative in the Lansing, Michigan office of the Social Security Administration. Promoted to Operations Supervisor and then to Hearings Analyst, she transferred to the Social Security Administration office in Santa Monica, California, when her husband was stationed there. Later, she transferred to Falls Church where she used expertise as a paralegal and continued as a Hearings Analyst in the Office of Hearings & Appeals. She spent the remainder of her career in Falls Church, retiring in 2002. Throughout her career she was active in the League of Women Voters.

Sue is survived by her mother, Mildred Corey, Battle Creek; sisters, Judy (Robert) Cappiello, Ovid; June (Jerry) Troyer, Flint: and Jan (Doyle) Arnett, Battle Creek; six nieces and nephews, and 10 great nieces and nephews. Her father, Kenneth Corey, and a sister Lois (Henry) Porras, are deceased. Gideon Leiphart is also deceased. She is survived by many dear friends.

An extraordinarily caring and thoughtful person, Sue's insatiable zest for life, travel, family, sailing, the arts, politics, history, and for making others happy, kept her constantly learning, observing and going above and beyond. She was a talented seamstress, a skill learned as a 4-H'er in her youth and an accomplished sailor, a sport she adopted after moving to the East Coast. In recent years, she had begun exploring a passion for genealogy and was a member of the Cory Family Society, the New England Genealogical Society, and had become an avid genealogist.

As was Sue's request, cremation has taken place.

Charlotte Muller

Charlotte MullerThe Cory Family Society has lost a member very dear to our heart. Charlotte Muller passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (13 Feb 2002) morning after suffering a heart attack. Charlotte had a very active role as the genealogist for the Cory Family Society and as past President. This occupied an important part in her life, and she took great pride in her research and she was able to provide assistance to others seeking information on their ancestry. Most recently, she was quite excited by the DNA project. Her participation in the Society provided her a real sense of purpose, and we have been very appreciative of that.

We will miss Charlotte tremendously and we extend our condolences to her family. Her husband preceded her and she had several children as well as grandchildren.