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Lawrence Lee CorryOctober 31, 1939 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 77)
Lawrence Lee Corry
October 31, 1939 ~ October 4, 2017
Lawrence Lee Corry was born on Halloween on October 31, 1939. He was nurtured by loving parents Clara Hannah Orton, Rowland Parry Corry, and Lawrence Lee Shurtleff.
As a young boy, he traveled the world with his parents and developed a love of geography and people from all cultures and backgrounds. The friends and connections he made as a university student and during his LDS mission in France and Belgium would greatly influence the rest of his life. He married his eternal sweetheart, Rhea Kathleen Reeder, in the Logan Utah Temple on May 29, 1964. Their family was blessed with six children, and Larry has been the perfect father, providing love, support, and wisdom for each child in whatever makes them happy in choosing the path of their own lives.
Larry’s professional life included work in Texas, California, Idaho, and Utah. He devoted most of his career to the Amalgamated Sugar Company, retiring in Ogden after serving the company for 34 joyous years with dear colleagues and mentors. His love for learning and business savvy propelled his career and provided a lifetime of opportunities and family memories. Larry also served in many church callings and was faithful in pursuing a Christian life. He was particularly committed to temple and family history work. His selfless service and generosity have been felt by all with whom he came in contact.
He is survived by his beautiful wife, Kathee, of Washington Terrace, UT, and all of his children: Kamille and John of Salt Lake City, UT; Todd (Annette) of Roy, UT; Matthew (Sarah) of Honolulu, HI; Jill (Larry) of North Ogden, UT; Steffani (Tandy) of South Jordan, UT; and Melanee (Vincent) of Pleasant View, UT.
Larry has a large extended family, with many half and step brothers and sisters. Even though his genealogy is multifaceted, Larry was able to keep it all organized and help his relatives understand how they are related. Most importantly, he loved all of his family members and relatives dearly and equally. He is survived by his wonderful sister Karen Sylvester of South Ogden, UT and loving brothers Craig Lee Shurtleff (Karen) of Weber County, UT and David Harbertson (Linda) of Salt Lake City, UT.
Larry is a grandfather to seventeen amazing grandchildren, who gave him so much joy and light. He and Kathee have spent countless hours with their grandchildren, and he always remembered the details of each of their lives and what their interests were. “Grandpa dates” were a special treat that will be cherished as a time of learning, laughter, and bonding. He is survived by his grandchildren, who will miss him profoundly: Kipling, Roman, Bria, Emme, Quinn, Aloe, Pearl, Summer, Jasmine (Ree), Jade, Levi, Asia, Enoch, Estelle, Alec, Quentin, and Matteo. He is also survived by his wife’s beloved siblings, who were as close to him as his own: David (Beth) Reeder, Danny (Kaye) Reeder, Deanne (Bob) Krey, Norma (Danny) Nomura, and Colleen (Bill) Barker.
Among Larry’s special friends, colleagues, and people who have graced his home and touched his heart are Karen Arbon Lloyd, Ville Hollanti, Murielle Marquet Inman, Didier Marquet, Pierre-Michel Durieux, Sophie Durieux, Helene and Steve Yang, Nancy Telford Barron, Krista Miner Sidwell, June Tan, Shu-Wei Huang, Judy Wu, Marsha Ferrin Packard, Sue Lundberg, Mike McCraley, and Phil McCraley.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Jack and Dennis Harbertson; brothers/cousins Brent, Don, and Bill Hales; sisters Louann Harbertson, Renee S. Pebley, and Jackie S. Vail; and brother-in-law Blaine Sylvester.
Our family feels deep gratitude for Kurt Larsen and other bystanders, who bravely saved our husband's and father's life. We would also like to profoundly thank the staffs of the emergency room, the ICU, and the Heart Institute at McKay Dee hospital who so competently and lovingly cared for him during the last week of his life.
Larry’s 77 years were filled with purpose, service to others, and the simple things of life. He loved his wife’s beautiful music that she arranged and performed on the piano—best of all was listening to Kathee play in the comfort of their own home. For most of his life he was healthy and active. He especially enjoyed bowling and golf with his dear friends. In his final months Larry struggled with heart illness that he faced with strength, humor, and grace. Larry passed from this life and returned to his heavenly home on October 4, 2017. He leaves a legacy for which we will be eternally grateful.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Washington Terrace 12th Ward, 125 East 5350 South. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd.
In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.