Wallace Blair Roderick, 85, of Cedaredge, Colo., died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, Colo.
He was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Lakin, to Lewis Frederick and Florence Amanda Baxter Roderick. He graduated from Lakin High School with the class of 1944.
On June 8, 1972, he married Margaret "Chirp" Waldrum in Deerfield.
A retired farmer/rancher, Mr. Roderick also worked in the oil industry and owned several drive-in restaurants. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Kevin Roderick of Guffey, Colo., and Kriss Waldrum of Campbell, Calif.; and two daughters, Amanda Roderick of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ruanna Waldrum of Truth or Consequences, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lewis F. Roderick Jr.; and two sisters, Millicent Brown and Florence M. Harrell.
Upon Mr. Roderick's request, he was cremated and no services were held.
Memorials in his memory are suggested to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, Box 24, Delta, CO 81416. Arrangements were under the care of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory of Delta.