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B. Cortney Naisbitt

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B. Cortney Naisbitt OGDEN - After a long illness, Byron Cortney Naisbitt died Tuesday, JuneText Box:  4, 2002 in Seattle, WA. Cortney was born Sept 25, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, to Dr. Byron Hunter and Carol Peterson Naisbitt.  Cortney was preceded in death by his mother, Carol. Surviving are his father and step-mother, Dr. Byron H. and Sue E. Naisbitt, Ogden; two brothers and one sister, Gary H. (Annette) Naisbitt, Cedar Hills, Utah, Brett P. (Diane) Naisbitt, and Claire (Scott) Swift, both of Ogden; five step-sisters and two step-brothers, Rose (Ronnie) Chambers, Liberty, Sue (Steven) Bauter, Jane Henderson, and Emily (Lorin) Herbert, all of Ogden, Nan Henderson, Salt Lake City, John E. Henderson, Ogden, Martin E. (Julie) Henderson, Richfield, Utah. Cortney was a kind and loving brother and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He shared his father's love of Scouting and earned his Eagle and a Golden Palm Award. Cortney was inquisitive and loved science. He constructed a telescope by hand-grinding the mirror and chemically silvering it to give it its reflective surface. It won a blue ribbon at the Science Fair. Cortney loved flying. While taking ground school classes and flying instruction he successfully completed his solo flight on April 22, 1974. After missing many months of high school classwork, Cortney worked hard to catch up and graduate with his classmates. At the graduation ceremony Cortney was honored by his classmates for his courageous spirit and accomplishments while coping with his injuries. In his adult life, Cortney reached out to others who were seldom recognized for their efforts or contributions. Cortney studied computing at both Weber State University and the University of Utah, and was employed in a computer processing group at Hill Air Force Base. He loved learning and the Internet provided access to vast amounts of information that excited and fed his intellectual interests. Cortney lived in Seattle for over 15 years and had many friends there. Private family services were held under the direction Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary at Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Email condolences to the family can be sent to: [email protected] The Naisbitt family would like to thank all those who showed their love for Cortney and the family through their prayers, concern and support. These were made at important times and in many ways. We express our heartfelt gratitude for all of them.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on July 14, 2002
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