MISSOULA – Adrienne Musa Corti passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, with her family at her side. This was the end of a long, fierce fight against cancer and she was the captain of her ship right up to the end. She lost her parents, Albert and Adrianna Floersheimer, at an early age and is survived by her husband of 33 years, Dan and son Jay.
Adrienne came to Missoula in 1980 to attend the University of Montana, earning a master’s degree in recreation management. She worked at the YWCA for a few years followed by a career at UM where she worked in the Wellness Center, Campus Recreation, Human Resources and finally, Health and Human Performance, where she found her work family. She taught skiing and was a Pro Patroller at Snowbowl and worked for Aerie Back Country Medicine. Adrienne always lived life at warp speed and thoroughly enjoyed all of her work and workmates. Her family thought of her as an Italian Eveready bunny who could generate lists of things that needed doing far faster than they wanted to do them.
She was active in Missoula Freestyle for many years while Jay was competing and was always an avid skier, biker and hiker. She loved animals of all kinds and was surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, reptiles and whatever else seemed to need looking after. Adrienne was a very caring person who always wanted to make things better for those around her. Motivated to do her very best, Adrienne was the kind of person who excelled at everything she did. She focused her sharp mind and her endless energy on countless people and projects, always with the goal of helping others succeed. Brave, kind and graced with a quick wit, Adrienne will be missed by many.
Adrienne wanted to have a party at Snowbowl when she returned to Missoula to celebrate beating her cancer. Her family is planning on having that party to celebrate her life later this year. The family asks that anyone wishing to make donations do so to the annual Missoula Rural Fire District’s Stairclimb Challenge Team, which raises money every year for the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Team dedicated this year’s Stairclimb to Adrienne.