Dr. Jerrold CorbettDr. Jerrold Corbett passed away after a long illness Sunday April 17, 2011 in Jackson, CA at the age of 86 years.
Dr. Jerrold Corbett passed away after a long illness Sunday April 17, 2011 in Jackson, CA at the age of 86 years. He was born August 20, 1924, to John & Edna (Brant) Corbett in Minot, North Dakota. Jerrold was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He studied medicine at the University of North Dakota Medical School and Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. He took a short break from medical school to attend the college of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, CA. His College fraternity was Sigma Chi. Jerrold married Joan Bray on May 23, 1955 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He finished his medical degree in 1957 and interned at the White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles, CA and then enjoyed a 54 year career as a Family Medical Doctor. He practiced medicine at Sutter-Amador clinics in Pioneer and Plymouth. He was also on staff at Sutter-Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA. His career included Chief of staff at the Roseville Hospital; Director of Humboldt State University Student Health Center and on staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, CA. He served as weekend ER physician at the Hoopa Indian reservation in Hoopa, CA. He spent 9 years traveling all over the Pacific and south Atlantic on clipper ships as Ship Doctor. He sailed 14 times to Antarctica for the society and Special expeditions. Jerrold was a member of the American Medical Assoc., California Medical Assoc., The Placer-Nevada Medical Assoc., Sacramento County Medical Society; Humboldt-Del Norte Medical Society; The Elks Lodge and The American Legend. He enjoyed gardening, decorating his home and puttering around the house.
He is survived by his Wife of 55 years, Joan Corbett of Sutter Creek, CA; Children, Jeffery Alan Corbett of Roseville, CA, Jennifer Ann Corbett-Shramo and Son in Law Martin J. Shramo, of Mission Viejo, CA, John Patrick Corbett of Eureka, CA; Grand Children, Taylor John Shramo and Ryan Corbett-Shramo; Niece Becky Gunderson and Husband Lavern of Glyndon, Minnesota; In-Laws David & Barbara Bray, Evonne Bray, Andy and Georgia Ponciano and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Patricia Carpenter, Esther Geanne Currie and niece Patricia Hovland.
Memorial service (Celebration of Life) will be held on Thursday May 12, 2011 at 11 am at The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 125 Amelia Street, in Sutter Creek, CA 95685.
Private interment will be at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Sacramento at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiner's Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or Interfaith Food Bank 12181 Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.