Born in Glendale, CA on September 27th, 1967

Departed on March 3rd, 2016 and resided in Broomfield, CO

    Roger Harling Childs passed away March 3, 2016 at the age of 48 years. Roger was born on September 27th, 1967 in Glendale CA. He grew up with three sisters, ( Linda, Michelle, Patti), one brother, (Doug), and his parents Wendell and Evelyn Childs.

    Roger met the love of his life, Julie Beth Childs in 1987 while in Orange County, CA. He completed his B.S. At San Diego State University, and Roger and Julie were married July 11th, 1992. While in CA, Roger and Julie were blessed with the birth of their two sons, Connor, (19), and Brandon, (15). The family moved to Broomfield, CO when Roger accepted his dream job as an engineer at Ball Aerospace.

    Many things kept Roger busy throughout his life. He loved to water ski and snow ski. He had a deep love of space and everything associated with space. He had a deep faith and enjoyed being a part of the worship band in San Diego as a drummer. Roger loved all kinds of music, and shared his passion with all who surrounded him. Roger loved the mountains of Colorado, and enjoyed driving in them as well as hiking through them.

    Most important to Roger were his two sons and his wife. Each one of them will always be grateful for the love they all shared and the time they had together. Connor shared:

    "ALS is one horrible disease, as I
    took many things from him and us
    but one thing it didn't take, (and
    never will), is the incredible
    influence he's had on all of us.
    Dad was a good man, a man I have
    always looked up to since Day 1,
    and it will stay that way. Dad's at
    peace now, a much better place
    than how things were down here.
    Dad knows we will be ok."

    Brandon remembered his dad with these words:

    "I have learned so much from him
    and was honored to have such an
    Intelligent and wise Dad. His life
    was too short due to the horrible
    disease ALS, but he will be
    remembered forever because of
    all the lives he changed by
    inspiring and teaching them about
    the things he loved."

    Julie would like people to remember:

    "He was an exceptional man,
    husband, father and friend. I was
    blessed to be his wife. I will now
    do my best to make him proud
    down here on Earth. He is finally
    at peace."

    The family asks that you remember Roger the way they do; full of love, wisdom, vision, belief, and a little bit of mischief and infectious smile. Each time a story of Roger is shared, his legacy lives on. They request in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Childs Family Fund on GoFundMe website. There will be a private life celebration at a later date.

    Guestbook Entries

    Sherri Fike

    Roger was not only a colleague, but a dear friend. From the moment I met him, I knew he was a very special person. I feel fortunate to have worked with him for a few years at his “dream job.” His positive attitude, loving heart, infectious smile, mischievous look and kind words are a legacy we will all remember.

    March 8th, 2016 at 9:50pm
    Russ

    You know what I’m thinking buddy!! I’ll see you soon and we’ll have some laughs….. Can we still be mischievous in heaven??? We’ll figure that out. Peace BROTHERS 4 EVER

    March 8th, 2016 at 10:07pm
    Steve & Karon Farris

    We met the Child’s family through our children the Frisbies.
    Roger was a special guy. He loved his family & life itself.
    We were very fortunate to have spent some wonderful times with him.
    Glad he is finally at peace.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with Julie, Connor & Brandon.

    March 8th, 2016 at 10:37pm
    Mary Millar

    Roger was a wonderful Brother In Law and influential and loving Uncle to Todd and Carli. His passion for family was evident by his and Julie’s loving home with open doors for family to visit. He was a perfectionist and always demonstrated and taught me to do my best and not give up or stop short until the job was complete. He shared a special bond with Carli and she shared her compassion and loving nature with him, which was evident in his infectious smile and glistening eyes back at Carli. He will be forever in our hearts and remembered for so many wonderful attributes,many more than I could possible list here. We will look for his shining star above and always remember him for his smile, love of space, love of technology, love of family and friends. We will miss him here on Earth and look forward to being together again without him having ALS. Forever in our hearts, RIP Roger. Praying for Julie, Connor and Brandon may the memories you have be cherished forever. Love, Mary

    March 8th, 2016 at 10:47pm
    John, Deea, Dallas and Charlie Frisbie

    Love you Julie, Connor and Brandon. You are in our hearts and prayers today and always.

    March 8th, 2016 at 10:49pm
    Mike Glenn

    The Prayer Services Department at Premier Designs sends deepest condolences and sympathy and prayer to the Childs family. May the love of our Heavenly Father fill your hearts with peace and comfort you…Roger is at peace and is completely healed…

    March 8th, 2016 at 10:53pm
    Sarah Kunka

    I lost my husband to ALS. I miss him every day. Roger will be with you forever as your guiding light. I have my light. Here’s to Len and Roger.

    March 8th, 2016 at 11:10pm
    terri and chris ward

    we didn’t know Roger too well but we know from stories we were told he was a good father and husband.

    March 8th, 2016 at 11:55pm
    Lisa Hastings

    I met Roger through Julie and it was obvious the love he had for his family and the love and respect they had for him. I wish everyone could feel the love that radiated from this family. Roger has touched many lives and I hope I can be half the person he was. Sending bushels of love and strength to Julie and the boys.

    March 9th, 2016 at 12:05am
    Michelle Wilkening Childs

    Your soul is free now to fly to the stars, love you sweet brother.

    March 9th, 2016 at 12:53am
    Herbert Pang

    I met Roger at our Sony San Diego office many years ago. He was well liked and respected by his peers. One thing I will always remember is that he always came to work smiling. You will be missed my friend. Deepest condolences to the family.

    March 9th, 2016 at 3:46am
    Lou and Lois Tulga

    Julie, Lois and I remember when we first met you and Roger back in California and the conversations with Roger as I picked his brilliant mind about computers and treasure the love of life that Roger possessed, his boundless curiosity and his constant desire to keep up with an eve changing world in the face of his disability.
    Lois and I embrace you and your so very special sons as part of our own family

    March 9th, 2016 at 12:38pm
    Debbie & Scott Fasenmyer

    Dear Julie, Connor, Brandon and family- We are so sorry for your loss. Having known Julie since childhood my heart breaks for all of you. Through Facebook and Live for the Moment my husband and I were able to meet Roger. His story has touched so many lives and will continue to do so. You have all been in our prayers for years as you all faced this challenge together with faith and strength. You will continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace beyond understanding. He has all of you in the palm of His hand. May wonderful memories fill your hearts and may that joy help to ease your sorrow. Remember how much others care for you. Take time to grieve and share with one another and your amazing circle of friends. Sending peace and love your way.

    March 9th, 2016 at 6:30pm
    Evelyn and Wendell Childs

    To our dear son Roger,
    You were loved by so many, as is evident by the sentiments your family and friends are writing about you. We are proud how you lived your life, in view of the relentless 12 years of ALS. You were so smart, brave, and a good father and family man, and you had a streak of humor and mischief in you. We don’t know how much is shared in an Obituary: you were sooo active and also accident prone. We rushed to the ER many times, but that didn’t slow you down.
    We can hardly believe the day finally came that took you from us, although we had time to prepare for it – but then it’s so final. We are proud you were our son!
    You deserve to rest in God’s Heaven after the long struggle you had here on Earth. We will keep you in our hearts and miss you forever.
    With Love – Mom and Dad

    March 9th, 2016 at 7:03pm
    Stephanie S. Williams

    Dear Julie, Connor and Brandon,

    I have such fond memories of you all and your Dear Dad in California, and also the week I spent with you in Colorado. It is just such a rotten disease, and I and all
    your Family know you did all you could for Roger over these past 10 1/2 years, and I always admired all the things you did for him, in his best interests. Again, I am
    so sorry I cannot attend his service this Sunday, but I will be praying and thinking of you all, and our Dear Minister and Prayer Chain at my church will be too. I have
    forwarded Roger’s Obit onto them, so they can see who they have been praying for all these many years. I look forward to seeing you up here in Victoria, when you
    have some spare time Julie, as you will need a change of scenery when all is over.

    Much love to you all,
    Stephie

    March 9th, 2016 at 11:21pm
    charly wang

    RIP, love you always

    March 12th, 2016 at 10:56pm
    Pat

    “I will remember you when I look up in the night sky, when I hear a particular song, or just looking through old pictures”. I love you my sweet brother! You were such an inspiration to me and I looked up to you in so many ways. You fought ALS with such dignity and strength. I’m so very proud of you. I love you Rog! Rest in Peace!

    March 13th, 2016 at 10:56am
    Diane Witmer

    It was both a pleasure and an honor to have known Roger. As I watched the memorial videos and images, I realized that even though his features were mostly frozen by ALS, he never entirely lost his smile or the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He was the same age as my son, who left this world in 2013. I trust they are both now enjoying their many eclectic interests, unfettered by earthly bonds. Roger, fly free!

    March 16th, 2016 at 3:46pm
    Rod Stark

    Cherish the time spent with Roger and Julie at work in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego. At Julie and my company’s Christmas party, Roger introduced me to digital photography. You will be missed, Roger. Rest in Peace.

    July 30th, 2016 at 10:11pm
    Malcolm Mitchell

    I met Roger when Julie worked with me in San Diego. Roger is a true gentleman. I’m so, so sorry to hear the news. Blessings on all of you.

    August 3rd, 2016 at 8:10am

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