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Ray Noorda

AKA Raymond John Noorda

Born: 19-Jun-1924
Birthplace: Ogden, UT
Died: 9-Oct-2006
Location of death: Orem, UT
Cause of death: Alzheimer's

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former CEO of Novell

Military service: US Navy (radar technician, 1942-45)

Presently owner of the investment firm Canopy Group, which he founded in 1985. Canopy is the largest owner of SCO, formerly the Santa Cruz Operation, and believed by some to be "pulling the strings behind the Linux suits." That firm is presently run by Ralph Yarro.

Father: Bertus Noorda
Mother: Alida Vandenberg
Brother: Bert, Jr. (d. 14-Oct-1944 KIA in Palau)
Sister: Marie
Sister: Edna
Wife: Lewena Taylor ("Tai" or "Tye")
Daughter: Val Noorda Kreidel (d. 17-Mar-2005 suicide)
Son: Evan ("Alan")
Son: Andy

    High School: Ogden High School, Ogden, UT (1942)
    University: Weber State College (departed to join US Navy)
    University: BS Electrical Engineering, University of Utah (1949)

    Novell CEO (1982-94)
    General Electric (1949-70)
    Dutch Ancestry both parents


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