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Calvin Newby was diagnosed with a rare Cancer called Lipo Sarcoma. He had already had a goal of visiting 100 temples in his life.  He had been living with this cancer for 4 1/2 years when the doctors told him that the cancer was terminal and had about 6 months to live. He had previously visited 86 temples and needed to visit 14 more to obtain his goal.

So up to this most recent diagnosis, here was his list (in order with dates), all the temples Calvin had attended!

1. IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO- 2-1977
2. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH-3-1977
3. LOGAN, UTAH-4-1979
4. OGDEN, UTAH-11-1979
5. PROVO, UTAH-11-1980
6. MANTI, UTAH-7-1981
7. JORDAN RIVER, UTAH 2-1982
8. BERN, SWITZERLAND-4-1984
9. BOISE, IDAHO 7-1984
10. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 2-1985
11. CARDSTON, ALBERTA 2-1987
12. TOKYO, JAPAN 8-1989
13. LAIE, HAWAII 4-1990
14. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 3-1993
15. ST. GEORGE, UTAH 3-1993
16. PORTLAND, OREGON 3-1993
17. SEOUL, KOREA 4-1995
18. ORLANDO, FLORIDA 9-1997
19. WASHINGTON D.C 3-1998
20. MESA ARIZONA 2-2000
21. BOUNTIFUL, UTAH 4-2000
22. MT TIMPANOGOS, UTAH 7-2000
23. VERNAL, UTAH 2-2001
24. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON 8-2001
25. RENO, NEVADA 10-2001
26. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 2-2002
27. PRESTON ENGLAND 4-2002
28. LONDON, ENGLAND 5-2002
29. LOS ANGELES, CA 2-2003
30. SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 2-2003
31. FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 8-2003
32. MERIDA MEXICO 4-2004
33. NAUVOO, ILLINOIS 10-2004
34. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI 10-2004
35. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 10-2004
36. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 7-2006
37. SUVA FIJI 3-2008
38. REXBURG, IDAHO 4-2008
39. NEWPORT BEACH, CA 5-2008
40. TWIN FALLS, IDAHO 11-2008
41. DRAPER, UTAH 7-2009
42. SACRAMENTO, CAL 7-2009
43. OQUIRRH MT, UTAH 4-2010
44. ALBUQUERQUE, NM 4-2011
45. SNOWFLAKE, ARIZONA 4-2011
46. MONTICELLO, UTAH 7-2011
47. COLUMBIA RIVER, WA 7-2011
48. KONA, HAWAII 1-2012
49. WINTER QUARTERS, NE 5-12
50. COLUMBUS, OHIO 5-12
51. MEDFORD, OREGON 6-2012
52. VANCOUVER, CANADA 7-2012
53. BILLINGS, MONTANA 7-2012
54. BRIGHAM CITY, UT 1-13
55. REDLANDS, CALIFORINA 3-2013
56. GILA VALLEY, ARIZONA 3-2013
57. DENVER, COLORADO 10-2013
58. KANSAS CITY, MO 10-2013
59. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 10-2013
60. RALEIGH, NC 10-2013
61. COLUMBIA, SC 10-2013
62. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 10-2013
63. BIRMINGHAM, AL 10-2013
64. NASHVILLE, TN 10-2013
65. MEMPHIS, TN 10-2013
66. BATON ROUGE, LA 10-2013
67. HOUSTON, TEXAS 10-2013
68. DALLAS, TEXAS 10-2013
69. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 10-2013
70. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 10-2013
71. LUBBOCK, TX 10-2013
72. CALGARY CANADA 9-2014
73. EDMONTON CANADA 9-2014
74. DETROIT MI 10-2014
75. TORONTO CANADA 10-2014
76. BOSTON, MA 10-2014
77. HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA 10-2014
78. PALMYRA NY 10-2014
79. MANHATTAN, NY 10-2014
80. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 11-2014
81. GILBERT, AZ 11-2014
82. PHOENIX, AZ 11-2014
83. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 11-2014
84. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA 11-2014
85. BRISBANE AUSTRALIA 11-2014
86. OGDEN, UT 12-2014

So the race was on. He started on this journey with his friends and family and started visiting one temple after another. Number 87 was St. Paul Minnesota

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Number 88 was Bismarck, North Dakota

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Here was #90 (You know what they say, the first 90 is always the hardest)

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Canada was #91

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#93 was in Panama

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#94

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Calvin made it all the way to Denmark for #96

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And then finally…after a lifetime of traveling and visiting temples around the world…he was finally able to reach #100 in Germany!!!

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Here is a great collage of him with the 100 temples he had visited.

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#101

Calvin’s plans were to make the new Payson temple visit #101. Unfortunately he was never able to make it that long. On May 19th, 2015 at 5:00 P.M., Calvin Newby returned to his Heavenly Father. What an amazing man of inspiration for all the rest of us and how wonderful it was that he was able to live long enough to reach his goal of visiting 100 temples.

You can follow this link to view his full obituary and loving tribute from his family.

Thank you Calvin for being such an inspiration to your family and members around the world. You truly are an amazing inspiration to all of us. May you rest in peace with your loving Heavenly Father in His abode.

You can see his adventure on the Facebook page his children setup for him during his adventure. 

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