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1944 ~ 2014
Roy Velarde, our beloved father, grandfather and friend, passed away on August 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 69. Roy was born October 28, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joe and Mickie Velarde. He graduated from West High in 1963 and attended the University of Utah. Roy enjoyed volunteering at the VA. His spirit was one you would never forget and always wanted to be around. He leaves behind ex-wife Gloria Velarde, three children, Tessa, Joe and Mark, as well as his granddaughters Nina, Gabby, Sedona and additional grandchildren. He was loved and guided by Daddy Joe, Ricardo and Carlota Augilar. He leaves behind sisters Teodora, Estefana, Eliza, and Georgia, brother Joe and Doggie Poncho. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Carlota and Ignacia and son Tony. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the VA Chapel, 700 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84148. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Veteran’s Administration.