Corina Davis-Derrick
Corina Davis-Derrick
Corina Davis-Derrick

Obituary of Corina G. Davis-Derrick

Corina G. Davis-Derrick passed away on Friday afternoon, May 20, 2022, from complications due to renal failure and infection. She was born February 13, 1965, in San Antonio, Texas, and raised by her mother, Judy Frogge, and stepfather, Joseph Frogge, Sr.  Over the years, Corina lived in the Washington cities of Spokane, Ocean Park, Long Beach, Tumwater; Scott AFB, llinois; Rapid City, South Dakota; Andrews AFB, Maryland; residing principally in Lacey, Washington, for last 20 years.

Corina graduated from Spokane’s Central Valley High School in 1983, and attended college to become a counselor for chemical dependency. During her career, she was a certified nursing assistant (CNA), counselor for developmentally delayed young adults and vulnerable adults, house manager for developmentally delayed young adults, and homemaker.

She was the daughter of a U.S. Air Force veteran and the wife of another USAF veteran when she married Darin Derrick on July 9, 1983, in Spokane. While not a service member herself, she supported the military careers of her stepfather, husband, and son, a period covering over four decades of her of life.

Corina’s interests, after a career of being a health care provider and counselor, focused nearly a hundred percent on her children and grandchildren. She and husband were foster parents for a decade and they adopted three of their young foster children, not willing to let them spend their lives in the “system.” Corina showed her love in her words and actions; it was her hallmark. She also loved animals and the family always had pet dogs and cats around that she treated like her kids.

Corina was a loving, caring, kind, selfless, doting mother, grandmother, auntie, and friend. She gave of herself selflessly, sacrificially, and often. Her health was in decline starting in 2010, after surviving breast cancer, followed by onset type-2 diabetes and amputation of her left leg (2014), and chronic renal failure leading to dialysis treatment (2017). She never, never quit fighting for life and never whimpered or whined about her condition. Her faith was strong and real, her courage was incredible.  She lived to love people and love God.  She was a member of City Life Church in Lacey for 22 years.

Corina is survived by her husband of 39 years, Darin Derrick; sons, Travis Derrick, Andre Derrick, Shea Derrick, Jordan Derrick; daughters, Alisha Smith-Hess, and Kelsey Derrick; 13 grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Frogge, Jr. and Jason Frogge; sister, Lisa Frogge; and father-in-law, Daniel Derrick. She was predeceased by her mother and stepfather; sister, Kelley Frogge; and mother-in-law, Leilani Derrick.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at City Life Church, 4205 Lacey Blvd. SE, Lacey, WA 98513.  Memorial donations may be made to Options Pregnancy Clinic (formerly CareNet Pregnancy Clinic), 135 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA 98506, or online at

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