Born Cora Rishovd in 1920 in a land-grant farmhouse built by her Norwegian immigrant father in North Dakota, Cora Steen died Sunday in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 93.
Cora met her husband, Marshall, at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Their first date was for ice cream on Pearl Harbor Day. She spent her career teaching in Meeker, Colo. and in the Scottsdale, Ariz. school system. She survived her husband by six years.
Cora leaves behind a brother, Larry, and four children, Gary, Laurie, Tom and Robin. She had eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Ample reason to know she was loved.