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1945 Charles 2024

Charles Vinn Roos

May 6, 1945 — June 21, 2024

Charles Vinn Roos (79) passed away in the early morning of June 21, 2024, from complications due to a brain tumor and dementia.

Vinn was born on May 6, 1945, to Charlie Anders & Maida (Johnson) Roos in Shelley, Idaho. Vinn grew up in a small house in Idaho Falls, sharing a room, and bed, with 2 younger brothers. His favorite pastime was playing 3-person baseball with his brothers in an empty lot across the street. The boys argued balls & strikes, chased each other down the street resulting in Vinn’s first broken wrist and played practical jokes on each other. A funny story Vinn would tell is while all 3 boys were in bed, he would spit in the air and then let out a fart while his brothers hid their heads under the blanket.

Vinn graduated from Idaho Falls high school in 1964, and went on to study at Ricks College, graduating with an associate degree on May 10, 1968. Vinn excelled at most subjects except math, which led to Trudy being his tutor. Three weeks before graduation, Vinn married Trudy Lyn Perkes in the Idaho Falls Temple on April 19, 1968. They moved to Salt Lake City where Vinn attended the University of Utah, earning a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation. He then attended BYU, graduating with a master’s degree in public administration. They later moved to West Valley City where they lived, and raised their family, for over 40 years.

Vinn was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served an LDS Mission in the Gulf States of Louisiana & Mississippi. He held numerous leadership callings including bishop of the Hunter 18th ward. In later years, he spent many hours researching pioneer history, visiting their graves and sharing their stories. Above all, he valued his testimony and church service.

Vinn wanted to be a park ranger but worked for the Driver’s License division of the State of Utah for 40 years. He began his career by giving people driving tests, which is funny as his kids got carsick every time we rode with him. We remember him spending as much time pointing out various landmarks as he did looking at the road. Later, Vinn helped design many of the driver’s license buildings and camp sites in Utah, including Goblin Valley. He worked hard to support his family, making sure his kids could attend dance classes and play sports. Some of the part time jobs were cleaning buildings at night, delivering milk for Winder Dairy and delivering newspapers.

Vinn loved taking long road trips and visiting national parks. Some of his favorite destinations were dams, giant sequoia’s, geysers and retracing the pioneer trek in Wyoming. After retirement, Vinn and Tudy traveled extensively, visiting 31 states and numerous National Parks. Vinn enjoyed the trips with his kids to Disneyland, Hawaii, and San Francisco. His favorite adventures were seeking out pioneer graveyards with his grandchildren, Bella and Tyler.

He loved attending University of Utah Football games and watching NFL games on TV. He enjoyed hiking, golf, playing chess and church basketball (he was a good 3-point shooter). He also loved playing phase 10 even though he lost regularly to Trudy. 

Vinn was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Trudy Lyn (Perkes) Roos, and his parents Charlie & Maida Roos. He is survived by 6 children: Kylie Charles (Clara) Roos, Michelle Lyn Roos, Kimberly Kay (David) Buck, Rick Eldon (Jennie) Roos, Rebecca Ann Morgan, Natalie Lynn (Jacob) Mutchler; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; as well as 2 brothers: Raeo Roos and Danny Roos.

The Family would like to thank the amazing people of Chancellor Gardens Assisted Living as well as Applegate Hospice for taking such great care of our dad for the last 18 months. Vinn was treated like family, given a job as door greeter, and he loved bingo nights. We will be forever grateful.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2024, at 11:00 am at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary 400 North Main Street, Kaysville UT. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:45. Interment will immediately follow at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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