Sep 242012

Kirk Patrick Cody, 42, better known as “Dino” to his family, of Indian Wells unexpectedly passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Winslow. Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock MST this morning (Sept. 21) at the Holbrook Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1127 Helen Ave., with a visitation one hour prior to the services. Interment will follow in the Holbrook Cemetery.
Dino was born to Jesse Cody and Bernice Spencer on Sept. 26, 1969, in Flagstaff.
At a young age Dino moved to West Valley Utah with his foster parents, John and Laura Groll. While in Utah, he attended school in West Valley and graduated from West Valley High School. Following school, Dino started his career as a firefighter, a job he truly loved.
Always delightful, he would greet you with a familiar, “Hey.” He was a loving family man, who valued kinship and the time he spent with his friends and family.
He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and was very proud of his accomplishment.
A member of the LDS church, Dino will be missed by all.
Survivors include his mother, Bernice Spencer of Indian Wells; his sister, Bernadine Spencer of Indian Wells; three brothers, Christopher (Mary Ann James) Cody, Bruce Spencer Jr. and Beau Spencer, all of Indian Wells; his grandmother, Lillie Taylor of Indian Wells; three aunts, Anita (Gary) Gene of Phoenix, Rosie (Leonard Gene) Taylor and Diane (Ronald) Beall of Indian Wells; three uncles, Leonard Taylor and Robert (Chris-tine) Taylor of Indian Wells, and Terry Taylor of Phoenix; his best friend, Danny Martinsen of Salt Lake, Utah; his foster parents, John and Laura Groll of West Valley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Cody; his maternal grandfather, Carl Taylor; his paternal grandfather, Nephi Cody; and an uncle, Herbert Taylor.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.