Roice Nelson Krueger, 75, passed away peacefully at home on February 12th, 2023, due to complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was born December 1st, 1947 in Cedar City, Utah, to Erma Marie (Nelson) and William Thomas Krueger, as the third of four children. His father was a National Park Ranger and Superintendent, and Roice grew up in different National Parks in Utah and Arizona.
He graduated valedictorian from Wayne High School in 1966. His father was Superintendent of what we now know as the Promontory Point National Monument, so the family moved to Brigham City, where he first met the girl he would later marry. In 1967, he was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hong Kong and Japan. He married Patricia Pimper, the girl in the yellow dress, in November of 1969. He attended the Church College of Hawaii (now BYU Hawaii), from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1972.
Roice lived and worked in the U.S. and around the world, consulting and teaching with Stephen R. Covey. Under self-employment, he taught and consulted in Asia for the last 30 years. He befriended many people across the world and deeply treasured those friendships throughout his entire life.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia; his four children, Tina Hurd, Sheri Card (Alan), Kent Krueger, and Mauni Vernon (Jared); as well as fourteen and a half grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers, Darrell William Krueger (Nancy), and Eric Thomas Krueger (Annette). He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Beverlee.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17th in the Hobble Creek 12th Ward chapel at 950 South 1700 East in Springville, Utah or may be accessed by Zoom. Viewing for friends and family will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 16th and Friday just prior to the funeral service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the same location.
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