Felix Lucky Roitz, 89, died on Sunday, Dec. 23, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1923, in Kemmerer to John and Mary B. Roitz.
On March 17, 1950, he married Halaine Wall in Robertson.
Felix served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII and was again called to service during the Korean War. He was wounded in Korea and received the Purple Heart with cluster.
He worked for many ranchers in the Valley during his youth. He also broke horses. He bartended for Zampedri’s in Fort Bridger and eventually bought the Cowboy Bar in Mountain View. He loved to tell stories of jokes played and about the many people of Bridger Valley. When he owned the bar, he could often be found playing “Solo” and other card games with many of his friends. He met and became long time friends with many people who came to the valley to hunt. He ran his business until he sold it in 1992. He owned a ranch in Robertson that he ran with his kids.
He is survived by two children: son, Zane F. (Tamy) Roitz; and daughter, Dusty L. Roitz; four grandchildren: Wyomia Roitz, Gusi Roitz, Shane (Beth) Roitz and Josh (Alayna) Roitz; and 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; sister, Betty Fraughton; sisters-in-law: Margaret Roitz, Shirley Roitz, Connie Taylor and Sheryl (Gary) Peterson; and brother-in-law, Glen Hurdsman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Halaine, in 2005; his parents; sister, Mary; brothers: John, Frank, Ted and Will; sisters-in-law: Jeanine and Delila; brothers-in-law: Don Taylor and Keith Fraughton and sister-in-law, Laree Hurdsman.
A memorial service will be held at the Fort Bridger American Legion Hall on Saturday Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. The American Legion Post 36 will officiate.
Online guestbook at www.crandallfhevanston.com
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