1935 – 2024

Zorka Corley, 89, passed away on April 9, 2024, in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she had been a resident since 1956.  Zorka was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 11, 1935.  She grew up in Chicago and later lived in Colorado.

Zorka was a faithful member of St. Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. She worked as an administrative assistant in the US Civil Service.  Zorka enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, and visiting with friends and family.

Zorka is survived by her husband of 57 years, Otis; two nephews: George A. Sturgis, Jr. (Beth) and Father Milan S. Sturgis (Leah); grand-niece, Mileva; and grand-nephews: George and Nick.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and her brothers: Millie Sturgis, Nick and Sgt. Milan Basara, US Army Air Corps.

A visitation will be held Monday, April 22, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910.  The Trisagion (Memorial) service will be at 7:00 pm.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at St. Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.  Following the service, Zorka will be laid to rest at Pikes Peak National Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Zorka to St. Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.

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  1. Zorka was a beautiful soul. She loved spending time with her husband, Otis along with the company of friends. She had the qualities of a saint. She graced people with kindness, love and patience. Her love and devotion to Otis set a standard for all married couples to aspire. Zorka will be forever missed but never forgotten ! Rest now in the arms of the Lord.

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