Corinne Mullins (Dunn)
On June 3, 2018 the Lord needed a special angel in heaven and took Corinne Lorraine Mullins into his arms, for there were special duties for her to perform.
Corinne was born on October 20, 1946 in Ames, Iowa to Carman Wesley Dunn and Pearl Lorraine Kringen Dunn, while Carman attended Iowa State University. The family moved to Trent, South Dakota where Carman worked on his farm and as an agricultural teacher before getting a position with the Bureau of Land Management. This position took the growing family to Grand Junction, Colorado where they fell in love with the mountains. After a move to Durango, Colorado where Corinne spent her elementary and junior high years, the Dunn family then moved to Canon City, Colorado in 1960. Corinne spent summers working at Buckskin Joe's old west town drawing silhouettes for tourists. While working at Buckskin Joe's she met a rough and tough gunfighter, Jim Mullins.
Corinne graduated from Canon City High School in 1964 where she participated in Marching Band and Sponsors Drill Team. Following her High School Graduation, Corinne attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins for one semester before returning to Canon City to marry the love of her life Jim, on February 28, 1965.
Jim and Corinne welcomed their daughter, Julie in 1966 and moved their family to Colorado Springs, where Jim worked as a plumber for several years. While living in Colorado Springs, Corinne was introduced to a sorority group of ladies called Beta Sigma Phi. Corinne held all positions in her chapters and enjoyed 47 years of friendships and special bonds with her sorority sisters.
In 1972, Jim, Corinne, and Julie moved back to Canon City into a home Jim and his father built. Corinne worked as a library assistant in the Junior High until 1975 when the family welcomed their son, Jeff. While raising two children, Corinne worked in the medical bookkeeping field before retiring after 20 years.
Corinne had many interests including reading, drawing, painting, ceramics, arrowhead hunting and rock hounding. She was a Life Member of the Colorado Bowhunters Association and held the position of Southeast Regional Area Representative for many years. Corinne was also very proud of her Norwegian heritage. Jim and Corinne were married 45 years before becoming grandparents to their only grandchild, Brooke who became the light of their lives.
Corinne is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jim Mullins; two children, Julie (Craig) Youngren and Jeff (Sandy) Mullins; one grandchild, Brooke Lorraine Mullins.
Corinne is also survived by her siblings, James (Debbie) Dunn, Nancy (Rich Linsenmann) Dunn, Bill (Dee) Dunn; three Aunts, Celeste Locke, Alice Dunn and Barbara Christopher; brother-in-law Dennis Meese, very dear niece, Carrie (Brad) Hanenberg, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Corinne was preceded in death by her parents, Carman and Lorraine Dunn; sister Carol Meese; father and mother-in-law Dwight and Nel-Lee Mullins, brother-in-law Jack Mullins; and niece Michelle Mullins.
Memorial service, 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2018, First Baptist Church, 107 N. 7th Street, Canon City. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.