Roger William Pulsipher returned to our Heavenly Father on Monday April 10, 2023 at the age of 74. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to Raymond Pulsipher and Rozett Lemmon Pulsipher. He had three siblings, Mavis Pulsipher Pitkin (Bill), Douglas Pulsipher (Phyllis), and Wesley Pulsipher (Sunday). He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a great example of how to care for and love others.
He served an LDS mission in Korea. He would continue to shop at Korean markets and practice his Korean. He was also quite an athlete and loved playing and watching baseball. After serving in the Army, he returned to Dixie College in St. George, Utah where he met his wife Sharon Cox Pulsipher. They were later married in the Los Angeles, California LDS temple and settled in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had three children Kristianna Pulsipher, Raymond Pulsipher (Tera), and Melody Payne (Jeremy). Family was very important to him and he loved to go visiting or inviting people over for macaroni and cheese.
He loved to explore the outdoors, go off-roading, hunting, and gardening. He worked fixing traffic signals in Clark County, Nevada and was “magically” able to change the stoplight to green with his countdown. He loved to tease and trick his children and nieces and nephews, for some reason they learned to never trust anything he told them.
He later moved to Forks, Washington with his family after an injury that kept him from being able to work. He was able to be active with his children’s school and sports, especially baseball. He enjoyed creative writing and his kids grew up with the adventures of Mavis, Doug, Roger, and Wesley in the roles of beloved children’s stories such as “The Three Little Pigs” or “Billy Goats Gruff”. For some reason the character of Roger was always the hero who saved the others.
As Roger and Sharon’s health declined, they moved to Utah to be closer to a Veteran’s hospital for medical care. They lived in Hyrum, Providence, and Clinton, Utah. He was residing at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veteran’s Home. Despite his health and constant pain he was always a cheerful person, and the staff loved taking care of him, and he made quite a few close friends there.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sibling Mavis Pitkin (Bill). He will be deeply missed, but we know he has had a great reunion with loved ones in Heaven.
We are grateful for all of the amazing caregivers and friends who helped take care of Roger. We welcome all to join us at the services and at the Open House.
Saturday April 15 at 2pm
Larkin Sunset Lawn
2350 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Tuesday April 18 at 12:00pm
Utah Veteran’s Cemetery and Memorial Park
1711 1700 West
Bluffdale, UT 84065
Dearest Melody & family. May your hearts be comforted as you grieve your dear dad. I’m thinking of you and I love you!
My heart is broken for you. Melody, Kristianna and Ray. Your dad was amazing. I love you all. I am really here for you all
We were sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers. are with you all.