Lt. Col. Stephen G. Kore\n\nStephen Garrett Kore was born in Astoria, Oregon, on June 13, 1945, and raised in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. He was drafted into the US Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam from 1968 - 1969. Following the war, he married Brenda Sheryl Sandwick and continued his military career until his retirement in 1990 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Throughout his career, Steve and Brenda enjoyed exploring the countries and regions where they were stationed and always made the most of each deployment. In 1980, they welcomed a daughter, Kelly Ray, who embraced their sense of adventure.\n\nUpon retirement, they moved to Salt Lake City and Steve enjoyed an outdoor life. He was an avid golfer, skier, and hiker. He volunteered his time as a layman medical research reviewer, a tax preparer for the blind, and a ski host at Brighton Ski Resort where he met so many of his dearest friends.\n\nIn 2012, Steve and Brenda moved to SaddleBrooke, Arizona, to enjoy unlimited sunshine and golf. As Steve was never one to simply participate, he became one of the neighborhood golf coordinators and met so many kind friends.\n\nOn October 25th, 2020, Steve passed away peacefully in his sleep due to complications from ALS and dementia. Though his passing is devastating, we are so grateful he was spared the worst of these illnesses.\n\nSteve's character will never be forgotten. He never met a stranger in his life and is so loved by so many. His warm and outgoing personality earned him many, many friends. He loved his country and served 24 years in the U.S. Army. He selflessly gave his time and energy to so many worthy causes. Steve truly did live life to the fullest, taking on every new opportunity with a great sense of adventure. He will be sorely missed.\n\nHe is survived by his wife, Brenda Kore, and his daughter, Kelly Kore, as well as his sister, Mary Elizabeth Mohr, and his great-aunt, Nancy Ann Garrett.\n\nServices will be held at the Vistoso Funeral Home on Saturday, November 7th, 2020, at 1:00pm. A private burial will be held at a later date.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations to the ALS foundation or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or to your favorite charity.