Richard Roland Roskelley, 62, of Orem, died Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at his home from a brain tumor.
He was born May 11, 1935, Pocatello, Idaho, a son of Joseph Arza and Lucille Will Roskelley. He married Janiel James, Nov. 14, 1959 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.He received his education in Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated from Brigham Young University in accounting with his bachelors and masters degrees. He was employed as director of financial computer support at Brigham Young University.
He was a volunteer with Computer Associates International Inc., the world's second largest software company, and in August was honored as its "most valuable partner." The company has just recently honored Richard by creating the "Richard R. Roskelley Award" for the most active worldwide volunteer.
He was a Cougar Club member and loved BYU sports. He was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had served as a New Zealand missionary, bishop of the Orem 53rd Ward, first counselor of the Orem North Stake, gospel doctrine teacher and home teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Janiel of Orem; his children, Richard R. (Ellen) Roskelley, Merrimack, New Hampshire; Celesta Bender, Michael
Roskelley, Jeffrey Roskelley, all of Salt Lake City; Pamala (Mark) Johnson, Boulder, Colorado;
Melinda (Brett) Naylor, Provo; TJ Roskelley, Boston, Massachusetts; Benjamin (Ben) Roskelley, Orem; four grandchildren; his sisters and brother, Mary Kay Sorenson, Anne Savage, both of Orem; Maureen Helm, Pocatello, Idaho; William Roskelley, Sandy.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17, 1997 at 1 p.m. in the Orem North Stake Center, 1000 North Main, Orem. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 600 East 800 North, Orem, and Friday at the stake center from 11 a.m -12:45 p.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
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