In Memory

Chris Roe

Deceased Classmate: CHRIS ROE
Date Deceased: 9-2-2005
Age at Death: 54
Cause of Death: Murdered
Classmate City: Sandy
Classmate State: Utah
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Brother

Wonderful talented man. He was living with a roomate who was the intended victim, Chris was killed incidentally with him.

Obituary Christopher L Roe 3/1/1951 ~ 9/2/2005 Christopher Lewis Roe, the son of the late Ineda and Bryce Roe, died Friday, Sept. 2 at his home in Sandy. He was a victim of homicide, a most unlikely end for a gentle soul who didn't care for the harshness of the real world. Born in SaIt Lake City, the son of the late Ineda Hickman Roe and Bryce Evans Roe. Christopher was a graduate of East High School. He attended Claremont College in Pomona, Calif., and the Bryan School of Court Reporting in Los Angeles. For many years, he lived in Los Angeles, where he worked for Newlander & Newlander court reporters. In L.A., he married Karen L. Parker in 1983; they were divorced in Salt Lake City in 1995. Most recently, he worked as a court-reporting transcriber in Salt Lake City. Chris was dedicated to learning, and he knew a little bit about everything. His avid interests included reading, music, traveling and geography. He and Karen had traveled a lot in the U.S. and abroad in such places as Thailand and Western Europe. Chris always had to relate where he was or where was going to maps, which he loved to study. Not only did he appreciate all forms of music from classical to R&B, he also performed it. He started out on clarinet in high school, and later became an expert recorder player. Like his parents, he was a crossword enthusiast, and he excelled in any games involving words and knowledge of the world. He was known for his interest in trivia, and friends in Los Angeles called him "the walking encyclopedia." They wouldn't bother to look up things when they could just ask Chris. He had a deep appreciation and respect for the Earth's natural wonders, especially mountains. His spirituality was based in nature, and he fervently believed that religion was a great, all-encompassing concept that was not the exclusive province of anyone group of people. He loved cats, sometimes owning as many as four at a time. When he heard that cats could be taught tricks, he trained his cat Mid-range to shake paws, and the cat retained that ability for 17 years. He is survived by a brother Alan Roe and his companion Connie Carson of Logan; uncles George Roe (Rebecca) of Snohomish, WA, and DeVoe Gill (Faelm) of San Diego, CA; aunts Dot Barclay (William) of Redondo Beach, CA, Jo Salt (William) of Bountiful; Hettie Simons of SaIt Lake City, former wife, Karen Parker, and stepson, Jonah Kuttner, both of North Carolina; and scads of cousins. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Utah, 4242 South 300 West, Murray 84107, or Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 9/10/2005.