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Corey B. Savage

June 14, 1950 — February 22, 2023

Corey Bert Savage, age 72, passed away on February 22, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Mary Raymond Savage, four children: Scott (Annie), Bergen, Abby, and Adrian, and three grandchildren: Margaret, Lucas, and Olivia. He is preceded in death by his twin baby daughters, Jamie and Jessica. We will all miss him dearly.

The second child of six, Corey was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1950, to Zenda and Bert Savage of Hyrum, Utah. His siblings remember him as the finest big brother and friend. It seemed he was always getting himself into trouble, such as when he sprinted through the flawlessly clean sliding glass door and cut his arm badly. Bert, a former Navy medic, bandaged him up, strapped a 2 x 4 to Corey’s arm to stop him from moving it, and called it a day. Another time, young Corey’s earlobe was torn, thanks to a bout of roughhousing. Unfortunately for him, the nearest help was the horse doctor. The doc took one look and said, “This won’t even need numbing!” and went to work with needle and thread, much to Corey’s chagrin. Another time Corey’s arm got stuck in the conveyor belt at a gravel processing plant. Zenda stripped the machinery apart with her bare hands, saving Corey’s life, and wrapped his arm in her own shirt, resulting in a hospital visit wearing only her underthings. It’s a miracle Corey emerged from childhood with both life and limb intact.

Corey was widely popular throughout his school years, although he himself had no idea just how much people liked him, probably because he was also paradoxically shy. For every phone call he got from a cute girl, he begged his family to tell the unfortunate hopeful that he wasn't home. One time he even went so far as to hide on the roof from a particularly determined debutante who went by the name of Audrey, though Corey just called her "Odd." While Corey didn’t have any stalkers after that, he always remained well-liked.

In high school, Corey excelled in sports, favoring wrestling, baseball, and football. He was the kicker for his high school football team, and he preferred to kick the ball without his cleat. When he was told kicking in only his sock was illegal, his mother knitted him a black slipper to mimic the cleat, allowing him to skirt the rule. As a baseball player, he earned the title of "homerun king" and even well into adulthood when he played in the local softball league, outfielders ran into deep field whenever they saw him coming up to bat.

Corey graduated from Sky View High School in 1968, followed by an LDS mission to what was then known as the Eastern States mission, where he touched many lives and made many wonderful friends.

On October 26, 1977, Corey and Mary Raymond were married and sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, and marked their 45th anniversary just last year. Together they built a family, and Corey established his own construction business where he continued to work, and work hard, for his wife and kids.

To the outside eye, Corey was reserved or even quiet-seeming. In truth, he was a man of great depth and insight; a man with ready wisdom for his weirdo children. He loved his whole family deeply, which we understood through his special care of us, through jokes and laughter, and through the treasured gift of his poetry and writings. To know him well was a great privilege; to make him laugh was an unparalleled delight.

Corey has left us with a constellation of memories to keep us company. We will remember him by his collection of dollar store reading glasses, his favorite chair, his long stories that you didn’t know were jokes until he delivered the punchline, his insistence that he looked like Indiana Jones when he wore his leather jacket, his concerned phone calls when the weather was turning nasty, and the limitless home improvement advice that only a craftsman like him could give. His homemade bread will be mourned by all come Christmas time.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 2, 2022 at 12 p.m. at the Green Canyon Stake Center, 1850 N. 400 E. in North Logan. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.

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