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Roger Clyde England

November 13, 1936 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Roger England Obituary

Roger Clyde England, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully at his home on March 20, 2024. He was born on November 13, 1936, in his family home in Tooele, Utah, the sixth and youngest child of Moray and Violet England.

He met his wife, Gayle Walton, when he was 16, and they have been sweethearts ever since. He served a mission to the East Central States for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon his return, he and Gayle were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on March 6, 1959. Together, they nurtured a beautiful family, raising three daughters and one son: Kathryn (Jim) Thomas, David (Debbie) England, Pamela (Joe) Lyman, and Kristine (Don) Bradshaw. Roger took immense pride and joy in his expanding family, including 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, with more on the way, and even several grand dogs.

Roger loved the outdoors; he rode horses, went fishing and hunting, and was often found up one canyon or another. As an adult, he was the Explorer leader and would take groups of boys on 50-mile hikes in the high Uinta and Wind River mountains.  Family vacations were filled with camping trips, fishing expeditions, and boating adventures at Flaming Gorge, Strawberry, Lake Powell, and many National Parks.  These outings usually included extended family and created cherished memories, 

 Roger was not only an adventurer but also a teacher and mentor to his children. He imparted invaluable life lessons through gospel discussions, emphasizing the importance of faith and integrity.  Tithing was very important to him. He always said, pay your tithing, and the Lord will take care of the rest.   

Roger had a passion for gardening and golf—and he was proud to say that he got a hole-in-one. He loved the stars and often stargazed with his children, pointing out constellations and planets. He taught his children how to water ski, fish, hunt, pick night crawlers, and go on an occasional snipe hunt, leaving a lasting mark on each of his children's lives.

He was a Gentle, kind, loving, and very tender-hearted father and husband. He was a good listener and always gave good advice. He loved a good play on words and had a dry sense of humor. One of his favorite sayings to his children was, “If you’re going to dance, you must pay the fiddler.” This advice usually came on a Sunday morning after a late Saturday night.

In addition to his dedication to his family, Roger served his country with honor and distinction. He served in the Marine Corps and was a Second Lieutenant in the Army; his professional endeavors led him to a successful career as a computer programmer, where he contributed his talents to various military installations: Tooele Army Depot, Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, and Hill Air Force Base.

During the family’s time in Germany, they had a truck and camper and vacationed in many European countries.  Roger And Gayle toured Jordan and Israel, where Roger swam in the Dead Sea, and they went on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Roger's commitment to his faith was unwavering, and he served diligently in numerous leadership roles within the church. He was passionate about family history work and spent countless hours researching and preserving his family's heritage. One of his most cherished callings was serving as a temple ordinance worker alongside his beloved Gayle in the Ogden temple, 

Roger Clyde England will be remembered for his gentle spirit, unwavering faith, and profound love for his family. His legacy of kindness and wisdom will continue to inspire all who knew him. Though he may have left this earthly realm, his spirit will live on in the hearts of those he touched, guiding them with his love and light for generations to come.

A viewing will be held Thursday, March 28, 2024, from 6-8 pm at Myers Mortuary, 5865 S. 1900 W. Roy, UT.  Funeral Services on Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel, 4900 S. 2000 W., Roy, UT, With a viewing before the funeral service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment Roy City Cemetery

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
March 28, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Myers Mortuary (UT, LDS Chapel)

Viewing
Friday
March 29, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Roy 7th Ward
4900 South 2000 West
Roy, UT 84067

Funeral Service
Friday
March 29, 2024

11:00 AM
Roy 7th Ward
4900 South 2000 West
Roy, UT 84067

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