Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

April 12, 2014

Cody Calvert

Cody Taylor Calvert, 23, passed away unexpectedly in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City, with the Rev. Dennis Warner officiating. Burial will be in the Beecher City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Online condolences may be left at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

Cody was born in Lansing, Mich., on March 19, 1991, to parents Jay Calvert and Wendy Calvert (Matson). Wendy is the daughter of Hillard and Lois Matson of Beecher City. Cody spent his childhood in Lincoln, Neb., until 1994; Ledyard, Conn., until 2003; and Otsego, Mich., until 2009. He developed a very early fascination with computers and electronic devices, and excelled at repairing and rebuilding them. Cody was active in Cub Scouts and Webelos, and had a life-long affinity for animals and the outdoors. He shared his father’s hobby of model rocketry, and competed successfully in national contests. He also enjoyed fishing with his Dad, catching his first fish (a 5 pound carp) at the age of three.

Cody enjoyed taking photographs, often preferring to be behind the camera rather than in front. After reaching 16, his interests expanded to include automobiles and audio equipment. He also attended many weekend-long “LAN Parties,” networking with his fellow computer geeks. After graduating from high school and reaching age 18, Cody, who was always fiercely independent, struck out on his own to get away from the harsh Michigan winters and the repressed job market. He moved to Texas, and later to Arizona, to pursue a career in computers. He held a number of jobs, including tier 3 technical support for AT&T internet bundles. Cody’s spark burned out far too soon, and he will be forever missed by those who loved him.

Cody is survived by parents and brother, Alex Calvert of Otsego, Mich.; grandparents, Lois Matson of Shumway, David Calvert of Galena, and Mary Ann Calvert of Suwanee, Ga.; as well as dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins.

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