John Henry LaRoe1933 ~ 2011John was born February 21, 1933 in Gladewater, Texas to Dan and Lorena LaRoe. He grew up in Bisbee, Arizona and later moved to Anchorage, Alaska where he met and married his wife Shirley McDonald. They eventually moved to California where he started his career in the tire industry where he worked in sales for 25 years. This career took John and his family to New Mexico and Arizona. In 1982 he and his family moved to Utah where he eventually started his own business, Revenue Recovery, with business partner Frieda Butterfield, which they ran together for 23 years. Somehow during this time he forgot to retire and remained very active his entire life. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, fishing, and traveling. He will leave a deep void in all of our lives forever and so we will cherish the many memories we all have.John is survived by his wife Shirley, daughter Sheri (Dave), son Chris (Penne), son Daniel LaRoe, and grandkids Chelsea, Jillian, Jason, Chase, and Daryl. Preceded in death by his parents, uncle Floyd Winchester and daughter Lorna LaRoe Barber.A nicheside service will be held on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 E. 10600 S. Online condolences may be made at Please join us for a gathering of friends and family in honor of John's life at 1055 E. Belle Meadows (6010 S.) following the service.