Corrie Lynne Player, 80, passed away on July 24, 2023, in Cedar City, Utah. She was born on October 14, 1942 in Ogden, Utah to parents Gwynne May Paxton and Clermont Arave Oborn-- who were also both born in Ogden, Utah. Her father later migrated to Alaska in 1947, and Corrie Lynne, for much of her youth, grew up in a homestead cabin at Kenny Lake, south of Copper Center, Alaska. \n\nCorrie Lynne graduated from Anchorage High School (Anchorage, Alaska) in 1960 and continued to pursue her education, receiving an Associate of Arts from Weber State College (Ogden, Utah) in 1962, a Bachelor of Arts. from Stanford University (Palo Alto, California) in 1964, as well as a Master of Education from Stanford University (Palo Alto, California) in 1965.\n\nCorrie Lynne worked as an author and technical writer, supervising technical personnel, writing permit applications, and teaching writing and speech on the university level for more than 50 years. Her projects centered around environmental impact statements, waste management, agricultural sewage disposal, roadway and subdivision designs, construction compliance monitoring, and geological hazard investigations. She worked as a volunteer lobbyist for the interests of rural, western communities and small businesses on a national and regional level, holding a variety of elected and appointed offices in Alaska, California, Oklahoma, and Utah. \n\nCorrie Lynne enjoyed her membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in leadership roles for Primary, Relief Society, and Ward Councils wherever she lived. She was sealed to her husband, Gary Farnsworth Player, in the Oakland, California LDS Temple in 1965.\n\nCorrie Lynne’s professional affiliations included: Society of Women Engineers Editorial Board; American Consulting Engineers Council; Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA); National Federation of Independent Businesses; Spokesperson for the Rocky Mountain Environmental Issues Implementation Committee at the White House Conference on Small Business 1995; Co-Chair, Founder and First President of San Luis Obispo Nightwriters and Cedar City Nightwriters; League of Utah Writers; The Authors’ Guild, Inc. \n\nCorrie Lynne was also a regional president of the National Foster Parents Association and helped to raise more than 40 foster children, while adopting three of them. \n\nShe is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gary Farnsworth Player and her 9 children: Dolly Gwynne Roy (husband Roland, of Lehi, Utah); Sherri Lynne Brower (of Cedar City, Utah); Gary Willis Player (wife Norine, of Troy, Michigan); Roch Stephen Van Player (wife Sherene of Mount Vernon, Iowa); Eric Clermont Player (wife Adelina, of Fargo, North Dakota); Linda Celeste Carpenter (husband Michael, of Kingsford, Michigan); Micah Charles Oborn Player (wife Stephanie, of Cedar City, Utah); Brian David Prestcott (wife Wendy of Cedar City, Utah); and Nathan Kent Arave Player (wife Andrea, of Fort Belvoir, Virginia). \n\nCorrie Lynne leaves behind 40 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren as well as her brother, Charles Benjamin Barnes Oborn (wife Arlene Oborn of Snohomish, Washington), and her sister, Celestia Alice Oborn Whitehead (husband Van Whitehead, deceased, of North Ogden, Utah).\n \nCorrie Lynne is preceded in death by her parents, Gwynne May Paxton and Clermont Arave Oborn and her brother, Clermont Paxton Oborn (widow Sherry Oborn of Texas).\n\nCorrie Lynne’s funeral service will be held on Monday morning, July 31st, 2023, in the Cedarview Ward chapel at 370 South 1840 West, in Cedar City, Utah. The viewing will be from 9:30-10:30 am, with the family prayer at 10:45 am, and the funeral from 11:00 am-12:30 pm. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. After which, the family is invited to return to the chapel for a family luncheon in the recreation hall at 1:30pm.