Blanche Mae ‘Nana’ Corbin
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Services will be Saturday for Blanche Mae “Nana” Corbin, 90, who died Aug. 2 at her home with her family around her.

Mrs. Corbin, a Tracy resident for three years, was born March 23, 1924, in Waynesboro, La. She worked as a seamstress at Koret Clothing Co. of San Francisco and Snow Lion of Berkeley, making sleeping bags and down jackets, before retiring in 1986. She was an usher at her longtime church, Evergreen Missionary Baptist of Oakland, for 45 years.

Survivors include five children, Savanna Taylor, and her husband, Bertram, and Priscilla Passmore, and her husband, Fred, all of Rio Vista, Ray Livingston, and his wife, Sheila, of Vallejo, Rita Livingston of Tracy and James A. Livingston of Berkeley; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are three siblings, Ella Mae Hodges of Los Angeles, Earnest Corbin of Arkansas and Della Mae Corbin of Moreno Valley.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Ike and Octavia Corbin; two children, Ida Passmore and Glorian Livingston; and two siblings, Leroy Corbin and Willie Mitchell.

Saturday’s memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Inurnment will be private.

Contributions in Ms. Corbin’s name may be sent to the American Diabetes Association (, 4040 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, CA 95117.

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