Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My Uncle passed away this week

Roger Boden Pinnock

Roger Boden Pinnock "Papa" Roger Boden Pinnock, age 65, passed away peacefully at home September 21, 2007. He was born January 28, 1942 in Salt Lake City to Lawrence Sylvester and Florence Boden Pinnock. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Utah. He married Kathleen Cannon August 26, 1965 in the Salt Lake Temple. Roger was proud to be an accountant. He loved his 30 years as the managing partner of Pinnock, Robbins, Posey and Richins, an accounting firm founded by his father. He served his profession with honor, integrity, and hard work. He served as president of the UACPA, and on the AICPA Joint Trial Board. He was honored as the outstanding CPA by the UACPA. He also served on the University of Utah School of Accounting Advisory Board. Roger was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He gave freely of his time and energy to serve others in many callings, including bishop, stake clerk, high council, stake presidency, South Salt Lake Mission presidency, and most recently as a sealer in the Salt Lake Temple. In all of these positions, Roger thoroughly enjoyed the people he associated with and the service he was able to render. The accomplishment that Roger was most proud was the family that he and Kathleen raised. Roger loved to be with his children and grandchildren, and he took great interest in all of their activities. He created many rich memories with his family through vacations to Jackson Hole, Disney World, Sedona, and dinners in Park City, but most meaningful were the "fun" times together. He tutored his family with his example of hard work, integrity, generosity, and humility. His lasting legacy is his love of life and eternal optimism. Roger is survived by his best friend, wife, and eternal companion, Kathleen; children, Roger B. (Stacey), Kristina (Roger) Brockbank, and Katie (Erik) Olson; 13 grandchildren; and sister, Kathleen P. Johnson. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at the Big Cottonwood Stake Center, 1750 E. Spring Lane (5195 South). Friends may call Monday evening at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, from 6-8 p.m., and again at the church Tuesday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m., prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the University of Utah IPF Support Group or the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

He was a terrific guy. My mom had two brothers and both of them have passed away from Pulmonry Fibrosis (which is the scarring of the lungs...causes and cures are still unknown). I remember many hours spent with him doing magic trips, water tricks and other fun games that he would play with all of his nieces and nephews. He is loved and he will be missed.

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