A committal service was held Thursday, August 2, at City View Cemetery in Salem for Catherine Mildred Hannah-Prewitt, wife of Corban College's longtime administrator and faculty member, Frank Prewitt. She passed away in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 26, 2007.
She supported Corban College through the work of her husband for over fifty years. For a brief time, she worked at the El Cerrito campus in the college press. The Prewitts moved to Oregon with the College and eventually settled in Aumsville, Ore. where they lived for many years.
After Frank passed away in 1992, Mildred remained in the area until moving to North Carolina to be near one of her three children. A stroke in January 2007 left her in failing health until her death late last month.
Mildred is remembered by many as an energetic and happy person. The women’s wing of Prewitt-VanGilder Residence Halls was named in her honor, while the Prewitt/Allen Archaeological Museum is the namesake of her husband.
She is survived by her son, J. Frank Prewitt, Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Joyce M. Smith of Olympia, Washington, and Grace L. Sevener of Charlotte, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ruth L. Warner-Baker of Salem, Lois E. King of Fillmore, California, and Verle Mae Oden of Hacienda Heights, California.
She was buried next to her husband, James Franklin Prewitt, in City View Cemetery, Salem.