In Memory

Roger Holbrook

Roger Holbrook

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12/11/10 05:54 PM #1    

Garth Westover

Obituary - Roger Holbrook

P. Roger Holbrook

Roger was born April 8, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles P. and Dorothy Stultz Holbrook. He was the older of two sons. He moved with his parents to Bountiful, Utah in 1943 and then to Ogden in 1956. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1961 and from Weber State College in 1968 with a B.S. degree in Zoology. He taught science, biology and health at Bonneville Jr. High School in Ogden during 1968-1969 and worked as a miner during summers at the Kaiser Steel coal mine in Sunnyside, Utah.

Roger moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado in 1972 and attended Colorado State University where he graduated in 1974 with a B.S. degree in Environmental Health. In 1974 he moved to Denver and was employed by the Colorado State Health Dept. as a field inspector for food processing and storage facilities, in 1983 he became manager of the Wholesale Food Program and in 1988 was appointed Assistant Director for Consumer Protection Division, the position he held when he retired in 2001.

Roger served in the Air Force Reserve at Hill AFB in Utah from 1964 to 1972 and the Colorado Air National Guard unit in Greeley from 1972 to 1974 and at Buckley ANG Base from 1974 to 1985, where he retired as the NCOIC for the Bioenvironmental Health Program.

Roger moved to Elizabeth, CO in 1988 and married Diane Dee Allen on October 9, 1993. He is survived by his spouse, his brother Brent A. Holbrook (Linda), Sanger, CA, two nieces, one nephew, a step sister Donna Rae Persinge (Charles), West Point, UT, a step brother Michael F. Harbertson (Sherrie), North Ogden, UT.

Roger was an avid outdoorsman, a member of the Colorado Mountain Club, and in 1982 began using llamas as pack animals on numerous treks with family members and friends. He and his wife have raised llamas and miniature donkeys on their small ranch near Elizabeth since 1988.

Roger was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he attended services with his wife at the Elizabeth Ward. They received their temple marriage in Denver on August 2, 2007.

Funeral Services were held at 9 a.m. Friday, October 12 at the Elizabeth Ward in Elizabeth, Colorado. 

Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

In lieu of flowers, donation in Rogers memory may be made to the Nature conservancy.


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