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Cory Dixon

January 31, 1957 — November 2, 2018

Cory Leland Dixon, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle, passed away the morning of Friday, November 2, 2018. His spirit left this earth while surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Cory was born on January 31, 1957 in Salt Lake City, to parents Leland and Eutona (Anderson) Dixon. He grew up in Granger, where he attended and graduated from Granger High School. He enjoyed being part of the band at Granger High, playing the trumpet.

After high school, Cory served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Boston, Massachusetts. He loved New England and hoped to one day return there with his wife and children.

Cory attended UVSC, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Computer Technology Management. He worked in computer programming until finding his true passion in teaching. He returned to school and received a second bachelor's degree from Prescott University with an emphasis in special education. He worked for several years as a teacher, most recently working at Discovery Academy. It was there that he worked with troubled youth, helping many of them received their GEDs. He was very proud of all of them, and was saddened when he was not able to be there for two students who recently reached this achievement.

In 1984, he met Laura Ann Davis. They enjoyed spending time together which included going for rides together on Cory's motorcycle. On October 4, 1984, Cory and Laura were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City temple. Together they had five children.

Family was very important to Cory. He enjoyed camping with them and going on family vacations whenever they could. Cory was so proud of the patriotism that each of them have, especially those who have served in the military. Cory found his true joy, however, in being a grandpa to one granddaughter, Jane Ann. Two grandsons are currently expected; it was his greatest wish to be able to stay on this earth long enough to see his two grandsons born.

Cory had a very curious and meticulous nature. Whenever a repair needed to be made, he would figure out how it needed to be done and would do it himself; he refused to call a repairman. He taught his children, by example, the value of hard work and to never give up.

Cory was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He held many positions in the Elder's Quorum, scouting, Sunday school, and many others. His children recall how he was always helping other families. He helped many families to move and even spent his time building things for others. He also enjoyed working at the church farm.

From the time that Cory was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, his faith in the gospel and in life never wavered. He insisted on fighting to the very end, even when the doctors felt there was no hope. During this trial, he was truly a rock and foundation for his family.

The family would like to thank the Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematology units at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for all of their hard work and dedication. They were a source of strength during Cory's battle with cancer, and became a second family to them. Also, a special thanks to Rocky Mountain Hospice Care for their help during Cory's final weeks that he spent at home.

Cory is survived by his loving wife, Laura Ann Dixon, and his five children, Jason (Kira), Crystal (Adam) Partridge, Jacob (Bethany), Roscoe (Allie), and Megan. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Jane Ann; parents Leland and Eutona Dixon; brothers, Wade (Laura), Bret (Julie), Russell (Alecia) and Richard (Laura); sister, Tonya (Mike) Brinkerhoff; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

A viewing will be held Thursday, November 8, from 6:00-8:00pm at 450 Elk Ridge Drive, Elk Ridge, Utah. Funeral will be held on Friday, November 9, at 11:00am at the Elk Ridge 8th Ward, 185 Ridge View Drive, Elk Ridge, Utah. A viewing will be held that morning, beginning at 10am. The family respectfully asks that those attending the viewing or funeral refrain from wearing perfume or strong smelling lotions due to family having severe allergies.

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