Kevin Corson died peacefully at home in Eugene, Ore., on March 10, 2021, after a short but courageous battle against cancer. Kevin was born April 10, 1957 in Windsor, Mo. to Robert “Bob” Corson and Vera Jenkins Corson. Kevin and his family moved to Boise, Idaho where he attended elementary school prior to the family then moving to Yakima, Wash. where Kevin attended school for several years. They then moved to Omak, Wash. in 1971 to be closer to family and where Bob opened a retail shoe store on Main St.
Kevin then joined the U.S. Army prior to his senior year in high school and trained at Ft Polk, La. prior to attending NCO academy in San Luis Obispo. He then returned to graduate from Omak High School in 1975. He continued with the National Guard while attending college at Eastern Washington University and later joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary after moving to Eugene.
While living in California, Kevin reconnected with his soulmate and high school sweetheart, Donna Doust. They were married April 11, 1987 at Waimea Falls, Hawaii. They lived in southern California until moving to Eugene, Ore. in 1992.
Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit led him across the U.S. and Canada, and into various endeavors all of which capitalized on his marketing skills and his passion for computers, music, and electronics. Kevin invented numerous products throughout his career through his company, Marketing Engineers, including voice recognition technology, internet telephony software, biometrics, and his most recent invention of drumsticks specifically designed for drumming on iPads and smart phones. Kevin had numerous contracts with national and international companies including Sony, Paramount Pictures, Creative Labs, the Dallas Cowboys, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Besides his love for creating and designing through his work, Kevin was happiest with a guitar in his hand, jamming with Donna, his friends and family and playing gigs around the area. He was an avid reader and stayed abreast of worldwide current events as well as studying historical events and philosophies. He loved hanging out with friends, snorkeling in Hawaii, camping, skiing, fishing, spending time at the family cabin at Crawfish Lake and traveling with his wife, Donna.
Kevin was preceded in death by an older brother, Robert Ray Corson; his parents, and his father and mother-in law, Bud and Diane Doust. Kevin is survived by his wife, Donna (Doust) Corson, of Eugene; his brother, Barry Corson and his wife Becky (Freese) Corson, both of Omak; his brother-in-law, David Doust, of Stansbury Park, Utah; and his beloved nieces and nephews, Blair Corson, his wife Sheila and their children Jack and Bethany of Omak; Christina (Corson) Lickfold and her husband Sean and their son Connor, of Spokane, Wash., Sam Doust, his wife Ashley and their son Colt, of Lake Point, Utah, Robert (Bobby) Corson and his wife Sarena and their children, Jaylyn, Micah and Braydon, of Spokane Valley, Wash.; Danielle (Corson) Hickman, her husband Brent and their son, Ryan, of Spokane; Peter Doust and his fiancé, Courtney-Rae, of Holliday, Utah.
A memorial celebration of Kevin’s life will be scheduled in Omak in August, of 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society.