Rodney Sadler Blakeley
October 10, 1955 – September 16, 2021
Rod passed away at the age of 65 on September 16, 2021, from a 3-month battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family in his last hours.
Rod was born on October 10, 1955, in Ogden, Utah; the son of Ray W. and E. June Blakeley. He was raised in Pleasant View, Utah.
He graduated from Weber High School in 1974.
Rod married Sue Flanigen on March 16, 1985. They later divorced but remained the best of friends.
He was employed by many employers, but he spent much of his working life as a HVAC specialist. In his later years he was employed by Ogden City Schools and Weber State University. He was a jack of all trades and did so much throughout his life.
He loved going to the cabin in the Uintah Mountains, four wheeling, and his occasional trip to Wendover. When he was home, he enjoyed going to Weber State Football games and was a very dedicated fan. Go Wildcats!
Rod is survived by his best friend, Sue, and their four children: Christine Owens, Joseph Lee, Patricia (Trish) Lee, and Tyler Blakeley. His six grandchildren: Taylor Owens, Koalby Owens, Kelsey Owens, Aryanna Lee, Colin Lee, and Elora Blakeley. His two great-grandchildren: Abel Smith and Ezra Smith. Surviving also by his siblings: Steven (Connie) Blakeley, Jill (Dale) Loftus, and Heidi (Robert) Hirschi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Jerry Blakeley.
A big thank you to Trish, Taylor, and Sue for their constant and loving care. Rod was never left alone. The family would also like to thank his private nurse Allie who came faithfully twice a day to care for him and the staff with Applegate Hospice for all the care they provided.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you would donate to your local animal shelter in remembrance of Rod and his companionship with Rowdy.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11am, Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84404. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8pm and prior to the funeral on
Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45am. Cremation will follow the funeral.
The funeral service will be Livestreamed on www.myers-mortuary.com website. To watch scroll to the bottom of Rod's obituary Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:00 am. If unable to watch at this time the live stream will remain on Rod’s obituary page indefinitely.
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