Luana (Loffer) Corbin
Luana (Loffer) Corbin was born and raised in Jackson County in the Phoenix area. Her parents owned a farm and fruit orchard, and she spent her childhood in the country. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School in Medford, Corbin enrolled at Southern Oregon College, majoring in Elementary Education. The summer after graduation she was hired to teach at Ruch Elementary, where she taught for 32 years. She considered teaching at a small country school as a wonderful experience that helped her appreciate regional history. After retiring, Corbin worked for Lifetouch School Photography and then returned to Ruch as an aide helping with reading instruction and at the library. More recently, she has volunteered at South Medford High.
Children and learning are her passions. She lives with her husband, Richard, and a black lab, Kelly, on a small farm outside Phoenix.