Curtis Ray Bybee1914 ~ 2011Curtis Ray Bybee passed away peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday morning, 14 December 2011, at his home where he has lived for several years with his daughter and son-in-law Leland and Sue Wright.Curt was born in Kaysville, Utah 5 March 1914, to Lester Elias and Elva Rose Green Bybee. He left Utah for Alameda,California during the last year of his studies at the University of Utah where he excelled at debate, traveling the western states with the debate team. In California he completed his courtship of his sweetheart, Mary Elizabeth Shurtleff, whom he met as a teenager, while she was visiting relatives in Ogden. Mary preceded Curt in death in January, 2008. They were married, and raised five children in Oakland California where Curt was active in the LDS Church, serving as Bishop and on the High Council for many years. Curtis made his living as a Realtor/Broker in Oakland for over 50 years and served a term as president of the Oakland Real Estate Board. Curt loved golf, BYU sports, being with the Saints at church, and family gatherings. He and Mary returned to Utah in the mid 1980s where they settled in the Provo, Grandview area and made many dear friends. For several years he rarely missed lunch at the Pleasant Grove Senior Center where he loved the fellowship of the many friends who made it the highlight of his day. Curt and Mary's posterity number 31 grandchildren, 106 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. The last few weeks of his life were made more pleasant by iCare Home Health & Hospice.Their children and spouses, Joanne Elizabeth Bybee Byers and her husband Carl Norman Byers of Salem Oregon, Susan Rae Bybee Wright and husband Leland Heiner Wright Jr. of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Howard Curtis and Suzanne Beth Phair Bybee of Springville, Utah, Ronald Arley and Lynette Eyre Bybee of Orem, Utah, and Gerald Lee Bybee of Sebastopol, California, will gather with family and friends for a viewing at 9:00 -10:30 am, followed by funeral services at 11:00 am, Saturday 17 December 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manila 1st Ward Chapel, 3396 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84602. Interment will be at Provo, East Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers consider a donation to the LDS missionary fund. We thank the people at SereniCare who have been so gracious in making the funeral arrangements. Condolences may also be sent to the family at: www.serenicare.com