Lorne John Cory, 86, of Payson, died Sept. 17, 2000, in Payson. He was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Mariposa Township, Victoria, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Thomas Cory and Sarah Sedena Snelgrove.
Mr. Cory married Olive Bashford May 16, 1942, in Toronto, Canada. They moved to Arizona in December 1955 and settled in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix.
Mr. Cory retired from AirResearch in 1978. He participated in Senior Olympics weightlifting events and earned many medals and trophies. He also was a HAM radio operator with a general-class license.
Mr. Cory moved to Payson in November 1995.
Survivors include one son, Lorne Colin Cory and his wife, Trudy Ann, of Payson; two sisters of Canada; one brother of Canada; four grandchildren, Amber, Robert, Alyssa and Colin; and nine great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.