March 20, 1924 - June 11, 2017
Myron Earl Corcoran was born in Tennant, Calif. March 20, 1924 to Bill Corcoran and Fern Howard Corcoran. He was the fourth of five children. He moved north with his family to the Rogue Valley when he was six years old.
In high school he lettered multiple years in football, wrestling and track and was elected yell king at Medford High School. He left for the military service in 1944 with his senior year almost completed. His high school diploma was sent to him which was a common practice those days in honor of the war effort. He left service as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and a war veteran.
Myron made his choice to serve the Lord at Orick Convention in 1946. He considered that choice to be the best decision of his life. He was married in 1948 on his birthday.
Myron had a very successful building construction company but the extreme fast pace landed him with severe stomach ulcers. So in 1957, as part of the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project, he secured land in the rough. He and his family developed it from sagebrush to an irrigated farm and he became a farmer. While farming he completely rid himself of stomach ulcers, but after three plantings of the same crop the same year, all being snipped off by the sand-filled wind, he reasoned that he didn't have the needed temperament to be a farmer. He returned to Oregon in 1960 and went back into the building business.
Myron was a gifted writer and storyteller. He had a heart full of love and a giant smile. When he forgave someone he never remembered it again. His compassion was as strong as his fighting nature. He was the champion of honesty but sometimes he got things honestly wrong. His faithful wife Esther was always there to help set him straight. He especially enjoyed the Truth as it is in Jesus. That was the basis for his life.
Myron was preceded in death by his wife, Esther; sister, Iris Charley; two brothers, Carol Corcoran and Gerald Corcoran; and great-granddaughter Kasaundra Corcoran.Myron is survived by his sister, Lily Curtis; five children, Dan (Rita) Corcoran of Ronan, Mont.; Phil (Denise) Corcoran of Eagle Point, Ore.; Doug (Ingrid) Corcoran of Oregon City, Ore., Robert (Cheree) Corcoran of Grants Pass, Ore., and Myra Lynne Behrend (Loyd Wiermans) of Warrick, Queensland, Australia. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and a host of loving friends.