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Born Cora Rishovd in 1920 in a land-grant farmhouse built by her Norwegian immigrant father in North Dakota, Cora Rishovd Steen died Jan. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. 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 the Meeker, Colo., and Scottsdale, Ariz., school systems.
Cora was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall, by six years.
She is survived by: a brother, Larry, and four children, Gary, Laurie, Tom and Robin. She had eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, ample reason to know she was loved.