Cori, our loving wife and mother, wonderful daughter, loyal sister, faithful friend, caring mentor, and strong leader, passed away on February 2, 2014, after a valiant battle against breast cancer. During her illness, Cori demonstrated great determination and courage and gave strength to those who loved and cared for her.
Cori is survived by her husband, Jacques Hyatt; her children, Tommy Moore, Kelsi Moore, Chloe Hyatt; and step sons, Hunter and Chandler Hyatt, all of Midland, Texas. She is also survived by her mother, Linda and husband Dave Marsh; father, Joseph Ray; sister, Andrea Sanchez and husband Greg; [auth] brother, Doug Ray and wife, Leah Ray; step brother, Michael Marsh; nephews, Joel, Ryan and Ian Sanchez, and niece, Angelyn Aranda, all of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her family at Midland Memorial Hospital. Cori was loved and greatly respected by all.
Cori was born April 21, 1970 to Joseph Harold Ray and Linda Adams Ray. She grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and graduated from Del Notre High School in 1988. She was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in her high school class. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority at UNM, and recently was given a pin to honor 25 years as an Alpha Chi. In 1992, Cori received a Bachelor’s of Business Association Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of New Mexico and in 1996, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. She was Director of Human Resources for Premier (Anheuser-Busch) Distributing in Albuquerque, Director of Human Resources for Levi Strauss, Volvo Buses, and The Rehabilitation Hospital in Roswell, NM. She served as Director of Public Health for Southeastern New Mexico; President of the Southeast New Mexico Society for Human Resources Management; and, was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to the State Personnel Board from 1996-2001. Cori was Director of Human Resources for Midland Memorial Hospital from 2006 until her passing.
Memorial Services for Cori will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Stongegate Fellowship in Midland, Texas; and Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10:00 AM, at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.