Maxwell Blue Roberts

2006 ~ 2023


First Unitarian Church, 569 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 22, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Maxwell Blue Roberts passed away on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 at the age of 17 at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Max is survived by his father Timothy Jared Roberts, mother Tiffin Michelle West, and sister Penelope Kate Roberts.

Max was born on the snowy morning of January 3rd, 2006 in Salt Lake City and lived his whole life in the downtown area. He attended Wasatch Elementary School in the Avenues, Bryant Middle School, and finally West High School where he was a senior at the time of his passing.

As a young child, Max enjoyed spending time with his extended family in Virginia riding tractors and splashing in the surf of the Outer Banks. Max was a passionate skier, white-water enthusiast, and outdoorsman. At the age of 14, he earned his Eagle Scout Badge with Troop 36. Max enjoyed playing the guitar, welding, and auto mechanics.

Max’s generosity, kind heart, and sense of humor touched many. We welcome all who would like to join us in remembering his life. A memorial will be held on Friday, September 22nd, 2023 at First Unitarian Church 569 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


He was a handsome young man. No words can express how sorry we are for your loss and what you are going thru...only God can help you thru your difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you all.... Jennifer and Mark.....

- Jennifer and Mark Edwards

I’m just devastated by this news.
Most of my memories are of camping and adventuring with him. My son’s first river trip with Max, floating the White River. Getting eaten alive by mosquitoes and playing Uno. I still think “slam a cow” is a bullshit rule, but it’s permanently adopted now.
I remember at Flat Canyon camp on Desolation. I was looking for a good piece of wood to carve. Max spent 45 minutes whittling down a piece for me. He came running up the trails, so excited to deliver it to me. That was the kind of kid he was.
I remember him leaping out of the woods in a hockey mask with a toy chainsaw at the climax of one of Tim’s ghost stories.
Sitting around the campfire watching him gain the confidence to play guitar and sing to the group. He was a great kid, and the world is diminished in his absence.
All my love to Tim, Tiffin and Penny.
I’m doing river 360’s in his memory forever…

- Jeff Dickey

My sincere condolences to the family. My heart hurts. Such a tragedy. Peace & love be with you. 🌹

- Margaret Taboada (Skott-Myhre)

It looks like you gave your boy the best possible life. It is clear how much he was loved. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I wish you love and peace.

- Vanessa

We made so many great memories with max as a friend. We are so sad we can’t make more great memories together. He always had a smile on his face and put a smile on ours. He was kind, and always willing to help someone else out.

- Ian, and Koan

We made so many great memories with max as a friend. We are so sad we can’t make more great memories together. He always had a smile on his face and put a smile on ours. He was kind, and always willing to help someone else out.

- Ian, and Koan

I'm saddened to hear of his passing. I pray that you will all have the Comforter as your companion in these difficult days ahead, and may you feel the love and peace from all of us that love you and especially from the Lord. 🙏🏻♥️
Byron and Shauna Goodwin

- Aunt Shauna

Tiffin, Tim and Penny: I am crushed by this incredibly sad news and am so very, very sorry this has happened. Max will always be a pillar in your family. There will be a lean where the hole is for a while but I know the 3 of you are very strong and will hold each other up. Your family held me up when I needed it so I know you will come through this, tattered but whole. There will never be another Max, a wonderful human thanks to his wonderful family. I share your tears.

Mary Parker

- Mary Parker

Max was in my daughters class, and my sons scout group. I spent countless hours with Max at Wasatch Elementary- he was kind, loving, and joyful. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Beautiful soul.

- Tonia Prince

One of the funniest, most honest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I’ll always remember all the times we had together. Thank you max

- Ben Solen

I have know Max since Kindergarten at Wasatch. I was devastated when I got the email from West about his passing. My kids Maya and Thomas have gone to school with Max at Wasatch, Bryant, and West. I am sorry that I can’t attend the service on Friday, but I am taking a group of scout to Bear Lake to Bike the Bear (50 mile race on Saturday). You guys have been in my thoughts since I heard the news..

- Cynthia S Bestvina

Dear Tiffin and Family,

I offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your son. I can only imagine the profound grief you must be experiencing, and I want you to know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this challenging period.

With deepest sympathy,
Drayton Bailey

- Drayton Bailey

We are wishing you peace and comfort. Max was a vivacious kid with so much to offer. I'm sorry he's gone from your lives too soon. We're holding you in our hearts ❤️

- Anjee and Kevin

I recall Max being such a capable kid, with a quiet confidence that made him seem older than his years. He was always very sweet with my children. I send my deepest condolences to your family.

- Hilary Arens

My heart is broken for you Tim and Tiffin, and for the rest of your family and friends. I remember when you had your little toe-headed boy. I loved looking through all the amazing photos you chose to post and seeing the full life you lived together as a family. I’m thinking about you and sending prayers for you from a-crossed the country.

- Tanya Manoni

We're so sorry to hear about your tragic loss,
Your family is in our prayers.

- Sweetens

Tim, Tiffin and Penny, we are so, so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could offer some words to help ease this pain. We know how much you loved Max. He will be missed. We love you and are thinking of you. If there is anything we can help with, please let us know.

- Chris Pearson and Jessica Kunzer-Pearson

I was in a friend group with max from middle school and we all fell off at a point but me and Max managed to stay in connection through one way or another and I couldn't be more thankful that I got to know him while I could. He was my first friend that knew anything about cars and someone I bonded with in taste in music. He even at one point helped me get my abandoned Lincoln back home one night and I couldn't have been more happy and I realize that max was the only one who would've done that for me. I take for granted the moments I had with him and wish I could have him back here with us now. He truly cared for me when a lot of people didn't. But now he's gone. And I'll never have that back.

- Christian Hurtado

Dear Family of Max,
Our hearts are with you. Max spent some time at our house along with a pack of other teens who are here often. For all of our teens, the past year and a half has been a struggle - and all of us parents- we see ourselves in you. You do not know all of us, but we all know and share the pain of your loss. We are here for you.

- Linda Rogers