Kory Welber Newbold, a true hero to so many, passed away at the age of 59, unexpectedly on October 13, 2021 at the University of Utah Hospital. Kory was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 24, 1961 to Boyd and Joyce Newbold. He grew up spending time outdoors where he loved to be. He married Lori Kay North on May 21st, 1988 and they had 3 beautiful daughters. He was an amazing father to his children. He always put them first before everything. When Kory wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending his time fishing, hunting, camping, and playing his guitars. He had a secret talent of singing that not many people got to experience.

He became an officer at the West Valley City Police department in 1986 where he spent most of his career until he retired as a Lieutenant. During his time with WVPD he graduated from the FBI academy in 2009. In 2014 he was hired on with the University of Utah Police Department where he spent the remainder of his career. Kory was a decorated officer with 2 medals of valor.

Kory had a heart as big as the world. He was a beloved son, brother, father and grandfather. He is survived by his father Boyd Newbold, sister Vicki Buttars (Clint), his daughters Whitney (Krizten) Newbold, Brandy (Tyson) Black, and Tiffany (Cristian) Rojas. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Thurston, Deegan, Caden, Waylon and one on the way. He is preceded in death by his mother Joyce Hardee Newbold and his siblings Mark, Krissie, and Shellie. We love you dad.

Funeral Services will be held October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at the LDS Institute at the University of Utah, 1780 E South Campus Drive Salt Lake City, Utah. A public viewing will be starting at 9:00 AM. Interment will be at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah following the funeral service. To participate in the services via live stream, please view the instructions below.


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Funeral Service

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LDS Institute at the University of Utah
1780 E South Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Oct 15, 2021

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Our hearts are broken you are gone. I know you and Grandma are together again, forever watching over us. I will never forget how much I appreciated all the love and care you gave to your mom/my best friend.

I always loved hearing your stories about the undercover SWAT team days and was left in awe of your unwavering bravery. Thank you for your commitment to protect us, you are our biggest hero. I know you will be forever protecting your girls.

You will be missed dearly!

Love, Lara

Lara Biittner , Portland , OR, US Oct 20, 2021


you will always have a special place in my heart. I’m going to miss our monthly emails

Rest In Peace ❤️

Shonna Dazley , West valley , UT, US Oct 19, 2021

Your kind soul will be greatly missed by all. Your heart bigger then life. I will miss our fishing trips and so many laughs. You always made me feel important. Until we meet again. Rest In Peace brother. I Love and miss you!


Jerry Schlief , South Jordan , UT, US Oct 16, 2021

Simply one of finest police officers that has ever put on a uniform! Fantastic friend, wonderful person. Everyone that knew him respected and loved him! He will be sorely missed each day, but KORY will never be FORGOTTEN! -Maurice &Jackie Brophy and Family

Maurice Brophy , Salt lake, UT, US Oct 15, 2021


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