Merlin David Corder II (Jack)
March 15, 1932- December 27, 2018
The world lost a loving, caring, and generous person when Merlin David Corder II (Jack), the age of 86, passed away at his home in Hanford, California on Tuesday, December 27, 2018. He was born in North Hollywood, California on March 15, 1932 to Merlin and Inez (Snyder) Corder.
Jack, as he was known to friends and family attended high school in Neligh, Nebraska. He joined the Navy in 1952. On August 26 of the year Jack was married to Jeannine Frances Prater. Together they had two children Lisa Ann (Corder) Jipson and Merlin Davis Corder III (Trey).
His work with the Bureau of Reclamation brought him to Lemoore in 1965. He later transferred to the Department of Defense at N.A.S. Lemoore. After Jeannine's retirement from Lemoore Elementary School District they moved to Ponderosa Basin into a home they had built together.
After the birth of their two grandchildren, Emily and Merlin, they moved to Hanford to be closer to family. Jack enjoyed simple pleasures; camping, fishing, reading a good western, and he had a life-long passion for wood carving.
Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jeannine, his two sisters Peggy Egan and Gerry Hughes, daughter Lisa, son-in-law Michael Jipson, son Merlin David III (trey), grandchildren Emily Simon, Merlin David IV, and great-granddaughter Holly Harmon.
Services are at 1:00P.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church Lemoore. The family would like to offer a special thank you to their friends for their many prayers and Adventist Home Health Hospice Care for their care and compassion. Remembrances may be made to the American Parkinson Foundation 135 Parkinson Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.