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Cory Nelson Davis March 26, 2024

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In Loving Memory of
Cory Nelson Davis

Cory passed away peacefully on March 26, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones after a brave battle with cancer. He leaves behind a legacy of love, respect, and determination that touched the lives of all who knew him.

Cory was born to proud parents Robert Neilson Davis and Beverley Baum, joining his two spirited older brothers, Barry and Jeff, to form a lively trio under the watchful eyes of Robert and Beverley. Their family was further blessed with the arrival of a younger sister, Robyn, whose brief presence was a precious gift before her passing as an infant. Cory, along with his wife Heidi, later honored her memory by naming their youngest daughter after her.

In Cory’s youth, his parents separated, leading to their subsequent remarriages. Robert found love again with Susan Sumsion, who brought with her two more beloved daughters, Cristy and Holly Sumsion, expanding Cory’s family with the addition of two step-sisters.

Throughout his life, Cory faced challenges and adversity with remarkable strength and resilience. Cory was preceded in death by his beloved father, Robert, whose love, guidance, and values shaped his character. He also mourned the loss of his dear mother, Beverley, who died in a tragic accident when Cory was only 13 years old.

Following Beverley’s passing, Cory found comfort in the loving support of his grandparents, Merthyr and Lucille Davis (deceased), who played a pivotal role in nurturing Cory and his brothers, alongside Robert, during a difficult time. In the following years, tragedy struck once more when Jeff, Cory’s next-oldest brother, departed this world unexpectedly after yet another tragic accident. Lastly and sadly, Cory became a source of support to his brother Barry, who years later grieved the loss of his son Christopher.

Cory spent his educational years focused on art and graphic design. He spent two semesters at Dixie state college, where he earned his Associates Degree and forged lasting friendships that remained dear to him throughout his life. He leveraged his interest and talents of art and design into a career as a graphic designer and small business owner. For years, Cory owned and operated his own print shop
(Mountain Ridge Graphics) where he printed signs, banners, vehicle wraps, and all varieties of graphics and advertising materials for his customers.

On July 12, 1980 Cory married his sweetheart Heidi Jane Lowe. He lived as a devoted husband to her and a loving father to their four children: Miranda, Seth, Robyn, and Kelton. As their family matured, Cory and Heidi welcomed new members into the family as each of their children married: Miranda to Ryan, Seth to Jenn, Robyn to Geoff, and Kelton to Analy. From these unions, Cory and Heidi have had the joy of embracing eight cherished grandchildren: Chandler, Saydi, Isaac, Jude, Evelyn, Lucy, Jack, and Lily.

Cory was a man of many interests. He found joy in reading, watching, listening, and learning about world history, music, sports, and anything else that would add to his endless trivia knowledge. He was an extremely talented artist. He spent much of his time driving, occasionally fixing, and often admiring vintage cars and motorcycles (especially his ‘56 Fairlane, his ‘76 MG Midget convertible, and his ‘94 Harley Davidson Softail). He also had a deep appreciation and fascination with airplanes, Americana, and all things adorned in rust. Cory was someone blessed with the unique ability to recognize and appreciate the little things. Something that he passed on to all four of his children.

Cory found joy in helping those around him and was a loyal friend. He used his unique background and experiences to aid him in being a relatable and reliable example and mentor to those experiencing hardship. His influence will be felt for years to come, especially to those who he spent time with in the LDS church’s addiction recovery program.

Later in life, Cory’s faith became a large part of who he was. He found fulfillment and purpose in various callings within the LDS church, where he dedicated himself wholeheartedly to serving others. From his involvement in the scouting program to his roles in Young Men’s leadership, Ward Financial Clerk, Second Counselor in the Bishopric, and Stake High Council, Cory approached each responsibility with humility and dedication. Serving in the church was a source of pride and joy. His genuine passion for connecting with others and nurturing meaningful relationships allowed him to make a lasting impact on the lives of his fellow church members.

Throughout his brave fight against cancer, Cory continued to be a beacon of strength and inspiration for his family and all those whose lives he touched. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Heloisa Soares and her dedicated team, including Nicole Orgain and Christina Sehlinger, and many others at Huntsman Cancer Institute; Dr. Shane Brogan and his Pain Management team, as well as Dr. Karen Brown and her team at the University of Utah Hospital; many individuals at Intermountain Hospital in Provo and Mountain View Hospital in Payson; and Geoff Green and the CNS HomeHealth team. Their compassionate assistance and exceptional care and support throughout Cory’s journey are deeply appreciated.

Rest peacefully, Cory (Dad). We love you, and we know you are happy making up for lost time with those who passed before you.

The funeral service honoring Cory’s life will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 11:00 am, at 585 N Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660. Prior to the service, a viewing will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 am, offering an opportunity for friends and family to pay their respects. Additionally, there will be a viewing on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, located at the Walker Funeral Home (187 S Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660).




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Tuesday evening, April 2, 2024
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Walker Funeral Home
187 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


Wednesday morning, April 3, 2024
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse
585 North Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
11:00 a.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel
585 North Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


Spanish Fork City Cemetery
420 South 400 East
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


  1. REPLY
    Carol (Atwood) Sparks says

    Barry, Heidi and all of Cory’s family. May I extend my sympathy to each of you with Cory’s passing. I remember him as a young man and know in my heart that he has joined Jeff to plan the next adventure.

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      Steve Banks says

      Barry, Heidi my deepest condolences prayers for your family. Cory is a great friend and a great man. I have so many great memories of his family. Love you all.

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    Kenneth Pruitt says

    Hedi,we are so sorry for your loss. We are so grateful that you guys let us be a part of your life. I told Corey many times he was my hero and that we were so proud of him for the fight he put up and the way he did it. Never had a bad thing to say about it and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Love you guys and we will always be there for you.

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    Rich "Irch" Barney says

    I worked with Cory at the Mountain View Cafe in Spanish Fork from 1976 till it closed down in 1979. He was fun to work with and I loved his sense of humor. He often gave me a ride home because I wasn’t old enough to drive yet and I really liked the way his blinker sounded in his little truck.
    Such a great guy that will truly be missed until we all meet again, but of course his precious loved ones are first in line 😊.

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    John Reidhead says

    To Cory’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to be a friend of Cory’s for some years when we were growing up.
    He was the cool kid on the block, with longer hair and an SL-70 motorcycle. Super talented, creative, and fun.
    I very much appreciated learning more about your family and Cory’s later years from his obituary. Thank you.

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