You know that guy who just lights up a room? That everyone wants to be around? That has a million friends, but is somehow EVERYONE's best friend too? That makes you laugh and is always there for you no matter what? He's like out of a movie because he's too cool to be real. If you're lucky, you maybe get to meet someone like that once in your life. Could anyone ever be that amazing? That was Cory Glenn Haney.
He lived life to the fullest during his 40 years on this earth, but was taken away on March 21, 2019. He was a world traveler, outdoorsman, entrepreneur, jokester, scholar, and leader. Above all, he was a friend.
Born on May 22, 1978 in Pensacola, Florida he started out exploring and learning anything he could. Later as a kid, he SURVIVED FREAKIN' CANCER, loved waterskiing at Bear Lake, wheeled and dealed in baseball cards, and started chasing girls.
As a teenager, he loved playing football, working with computers (before that was even really a thing), getting into trouble, and more chasing of the girls.
In his early 20s, he loved partying with friends, working hard, and the girls chased him.
Then he stopped chasing and married Susanne. They moved to Switzerland where he got to travel and experience life at it's fullest. He started his own business combining two things he was passionate about ‚ the outdoors and technology.
Life takes funny twists and turns sometimes, and eventually he moved back to Salt Lake City. Single again, he was ready to explore new things and reconnect with old friends. He met another amazing lady named Liz and adored her two girls, Olivia and Mariyah. He fist-bumped his nephew Parker on the regular. He worked hard and loved life every day. Sometimes it was a bit challenging, but he kept figuring things out, because that's what he always did. Life was good and getting better every day.
He had the biggest heart and always, always, always helped people down on their luck. There was no limit to the amount of love he had to give. If you'd like to carry on his spirit, we encourage you to make donations to Primary Children\s Hospital .
Cory is forever remembered by his parents: Marvin Bret Haney, Kay Lynn and Greg Stafford; his brother, Keith Haney; sister, Kylee Nelson; brother-in-law, Austin Nelson; sister-in-law, Abbie Paxman; nephews, Parker Haney & Knox Nelson; and a large extended family and circle of friends.
If you knew Cory, you probably felt like the luckiest person in the world. That's how he made you feel. So when you see someone who needs a hand, we hope you think of what he might do. Be a friend and everything else is easier. He understood that better than anyone.
A wake for Cory will be held on March 30 from 9:30-11am at Larkin Sunset Lawn, (2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108) followed by services from 11-12pm.
All friends and family are invited to come and share your memories of him.