Kenny Lake resident Philip Gene Roe, 54, died June 6, 2006, in a motor vehicle accident on the Richardson Highway near Meiers Lake.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. today at Kenny Lake School. The Revs. Len Richison and Richard Irwin will officiate.
Mr. Roe was born Jan. 19, 1952, in Grand Junction, Colo. His family moved to Nampa, Idaho, where he spent most of his childhood. He moved to Alaska for adventure in the late ’70s.
Mr. Roe worked as a meat cutter for Safeway and Elmendorf Air Force Base. He also operated a meat-processing business, Phil’s Fish and Game, in Anchorage from 1983 to 1994, then in Kenny Lake until 2004, when a fire destroyed the business equipment.
Mr. Roe married Linda Marie Cummings, his “Norwegian Rose,” in October 1983, and they had six children.
In 1994, the family moved to Kenny Lake, where Mr. Roe continued wild game processing. He also worked in Delta Junction for three years at Delta Meat and Sausage. In more recent years, he was employed by Service Oil and Gas in Glennallen, driving a fuel delivery truck throughout the Copper Basin.
Mr. Roe loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and hiking.
His family wrote: “Phil was a warm, faithful and generous friend to all who knew him, and he lived a consistent Christian life every day. He loved to worship God and listen to Christian music. He adored his large family and worked diligently to provide for their needs.”
He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Roe.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Roe; children, Chaley Hunt of Spring Arbor, Mich., and Brianna, Alyssum, Danae, Elon and Felicity Roe, all of Kenny Lake; mother, Emmajean Roe; brothers, Steve Roe and Brian Roe; and sisters, Carla Morgan and Coleen Heck, all of Nampa.
In lieu of flowers, contributions or gifts can be sent to the Philip Roe Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.
[posted per request of Delta Junction’s resident D. Grossmann]