Roger Keith Talbot passed away peacefully on Feb. 3, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Panguitch, Utah, on Dec. 25, 1943 to Lawrence J. and Remona Beebe Talbot. After high school Roger joined the National Guard and went to work for the Utah Dept. of Transportation.
He married Barbara Berthelsen on Nov. 18, 1966 and they had three children. They were later divorced. Roger married Yvonne Nash Hansen on Nov. 26, 1987. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, Nov. 21, 1989.
Roger was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting. He also enjoyed fishing with his grand kids in his bass pond. He loved Tennessee Walking Horses, which he raised and he was very proud to have raised the world champion, “I’m Able.” After retirement from UDOT, Roger became the general manager of Hole ‘n the Rock for six years, then went on to drive shuttle buses for Adrift Adventures, which he enjoyed very much. Roger was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed his calling in the family history library.
Roger is survived by his wife, Yvonne, Moab; stepmother, Juanita Talbot, Panguitch, Utah; in-laws, Hubert and Francis Davis, Moab, Alvin Nash, Moab, Terry Nash, Aztec N.M., Debbie Nash Hyatt, Moab, and James (Belinda) Nash, Moab. He is also survived by his brothers, Larry (Crystal) Talbot, Salt Lake City, Tom (Steph) Talbot, Kanarraville, Utah; sisters, Janice Hatch, Panguitch, Linda (Tony) Wright, Kanab, Utah, Marvalene (Bill) Colby, Provo; his children: Can (Mike) Snider, San Diego Calif.; Tammy Erdel, Draper, Utah, Ryan (Lisa) Talbot, Moab, Janelle (Jeff) Thurston, Moab, Kent Hansen, Oklahoma; and grandchildren, Emily, Sam, Kinzie, Auston, Tailor, Lane, Cole, Chloe, Kaidden, Kaitlyn, and Christian.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lawrence J. and Remona Talbot, his brother, Dan Talbot Hatch, brother-in-law, James (Tink) Hatch, and stepbrother Thomas Dobson.
Roger was a wonderful husband, father, brother and papa and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Rogers’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful people who supported him and his family since his accident. God Bless You.
A viewing will be held at the LDS Stake Center on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the LDS Stake Center Monday, Feb. 9 at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend.