Felix L. Roitz ~ Aug. 14, 1923 – Dec. 23, 2012
Posted: Thursday, Dec 27th, 2012
Felix Lucky Roitz, 89, passed away Dec. 23, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was born 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 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 business, and eventually bought the Cowboy Bar in Mountain View. He loved to tell stories of jokes played, and about the many people of the 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 longtime friends with many people who came to the valley to hunt. He ran his business until he sold it in 1992. He also owned a ranch in Robertson that he ran with his kids.
He is survived by two children, his son Zane F. (Tamy) Roitz, and daughter Dusty L. Roitz; four grandchildren, Wyomia Roitz, Gusi Roitz, Shane (Beth) Roitz and Josh (Alayna) Roitz; 10 great-grandchildren; 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.