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Corinne Dawn Rock

d. January 26, 2013

passed away on Friday January 25, 2013. She was known to many in the community as Carrie and to many more as "Mom", Grandma Carrie or Auntie Carrie.Carrie was born May 11, 1931 to Bennie and Martha George, the ninth of ten children. She was raised in Suquamish WA attending local schools and graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1949. Carrie attended secretarial school in Bremerton and worked for Blossom Brothers in Suquamish prior to her marriage to Charles R Dryden in 1951. She traveled as a military Navy wife throughout the United States, returning to Suquamish in 1963.Her working career included WA State Employment Security, Kitsap Para Transit and as a court clerk in the Suquamish Tribal Court. Upon her retirement in 2002, the tribe named the courtroom in her honor. The Seattle Catholic Archdiocese accredited Carrie's assistance in their publication of the Suquamish "Saint Peter's Church - 150 year History".Life after retirement became eventful. Carrie was proud to be a Suquamish Tribal Elder and valued native traditions. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling on elder trips throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada & once to Alaska. She took pleasure in attending time-honored Native American basket weaving classes, encouraging others and especially took pride in the weaving skills of her granddaughter, Alyssa. Anyone who knew Carrie, knew better than to interrupt her "Wheel of Fortune" show and during sports season, she could be heard cheering louder than anyone for her much loved Mariners, Huskies and Seahawks teams.She may have been small in stature, but her heart was gigantic to anyone in need. Carrie could be counted on to visit those in hospitals, nursing homes & home recuperations. She provided a sympathetic word for family and friends suffering extreme losses or she could be counted on to encourage young parents admiring their newborns. Preceding Carrie in death where her parents Bennie and Martha George, brothers Bennie, Cecil & Lyle, sisters Evelyn & Marjorie and husbands Charles R Dryden, Gus Makris & Franklin Rock. Carrie is survived by her children Charlene Renquist (George) of Buckley WA, Charles D Dryden of Suquamish, and Cathlene Norris (Rob) of Suquamish; grandchildren Charles F Dryden, Brandon Dryden, Brady Norris, Alyssa Norris & Devin Norris; Brothers Ted, Bob & Ron; Sister Regina Rambo; Honorary Grandma Carrie to Shilo Kumpf, Saraid Schram, Chelsea Forsman, Cheyenne Todd, Tyler Arneson, Josh McDonnell & a multitude of other children over the decades; and numerous cousins, nephews & nieces. As an avid pet owner to a menagerie of animals (dogs, cats, birds & turtle) throughout her lifetime, she will be sorely missed by her beloved dachshund "Shultzie".Carrie will be remembered for her easy smile, wry wit, strong opinions and her feistiness.Family and friends are invited to Carrie's "Celebration of Life" on Friday February 1, 2013 at the tribal House of Awakened Culture in downtown Suquamish at 2:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the Suquamish Food Bank and the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue.

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