Obituary: EDITH DAY “PETIE” CORBETT
EDITH DAY “PETIE” CORBETT, 82
February 19, 1939 – April 25, 2021
Edith May Corbett (Petie to friends and family) passed away on April 25, 2021 in Steamboat Springs, CO., After a long battle with cancer.
Petie was born on February 19, 1939 in Rawlins, WY. to Johannah and Morris Larsen. She was the granddaughter of Owen & Delia Murphy and Maren & Louis Larsen, owners of Murphy Cattle Ranch & Louis Larsen Sheep Company, two pioneer companies in the cattle and sheep industry.
Petie grew up in Rawlins, WY and graduated from Rawlins HS, continuing her education at the University of Wyoming, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority (for over 60 years), graduating in 1961 with a BA in History and Education.
At the age of four, she developed an interest in Baton Twirling. This talent continued into his precocious adult life. While studying at UW, she was fortunate enough to represent the University on a statewide tour, showing off her spinning abilities.
Edith met her future husband on a ski trip to college. They were married on July 11, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rawlins, WY. They had two sons: Kenton Raymond and Mark Christian. Several years later, she and Ray joined her father in operating the Louis Larsen Sheep Company in association with the Murphy Ranch in Clark, CO and Rawlins, WY.
Some of Edith’s passions in life were painting and stained glass pieces, traveling in their Air Stream, skiing, and spending summers with family and friends in Diamond Park.
She is survived by her son Mark (Lisa) Corbett of Arvada, grandchildren: Tyler Corbett, MacKenzie Corbett, Briahn (Jacob) Bradshaw and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church, 524 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO. May 22, at 11:00 a.m. A rosary service will take place at 10:00 a.m. before mass.
A celebration of life for Ray and Petie will take place later this summer.