Dr. Cora Ann LeGrand, age 62, passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on October 19, 2016. A service celebrating Cora’s life Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 2:30 PM at the Stillwater Bible Church, 7617 W. 6th Avenue, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. She was born on May 15,1954 in Elk City, Oklahoma to Edward and Alberta LeGrand. In her early years of her childhood she lived in many places such as Elk City, Stillwater and Fargo, North Dakota. In Fargo she learned to love winter activities including ice skating, flying down the hills on a toboggan and building ice castles. Her family returned to Stillwater, Oklahoma where she graduated from Stillwater High in 1972. Where she was actively involved in 4-H and she was the recipient of the National Leadership Award. She then attended Oklahoma State University where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She graduated in 1976 receiving her Bachelor of Science and in 1978 she received a Masters of Science in Clothing, Textiles and Merchandising. Shortly after college she followed her sisters, Alane and Karen, to Los Angeles where she worked in the public school system. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters by going to the beach, snow skiing and enjoying the Southern California cultural activities. In 1982 she returned to Stillwater to pursue her PhD in Human Environmental Sciences and completed her PhD in December 1992. She was employed by OSU for ten years where she loved working with the students, teaching, academic advising and working with interns. She was also an advisor for many student organizations. The last fifteen years she has been a realtor broker for Century 21 Global realtors. Over the years Cora has spent many summers in Lamp, MO where she was the office director for K-West. She loved the Kanakuk motto: Jesus first, others second and I’m third. She loved the Lord with all of her heart becoming a Christian at vacation bible school in elementary school. She is a member of the Stillwater Bible Church. This past year she was an administrative leader of the Stillwater chapter of the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) where many strong Christian bonds were formed. Her greatest joy was serving Him when she got to heaven she wanted to hear Him say “ well done good and faithful servant.” She loved everything OSU and attended many sporting events.
Cora is survived by her parents Ed and Alberta LeGrand, brother Alan LeGrand and his wife Carolyn, sister Alane LeGrand, sister Susan Honska, all of Stillwater and sister Karen Castonguay and her husband Perry of Omega, Oklahoma. She was a loving aunt also known as “Momma two” to Tyler Castonguay, Bryce Castonguay and his wife Chelsea, Kylie Gross and her husband Colin. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Mark Honska.
The family request in lieu of flowers please donate to the Stillwater Bible Church building fund or to a charity of your choice.