Steven Walter Roll was born in San Bernardino, CA to Benjamin Roll (an Oklahoma boy) and Garnet Brooks (a San Bernardino native). The 7th of 8 children, while his father served in the Korean conflict, as dad called it. He was later named dad’s “Iddy biddy buddy”. He was raised in a military family attending schools in South Dakota, Hawaii, Virginia, Brazil, and graduated from Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California, where he would often be found on the quad steps entertaining with his gift of music. He later moved to Utah where he attended the University of Utah and graduated with a BS in Political Science and interned as a Lobbyist. He settled roots in Lehi where he both served and entertained. Steve never met a stranger. Almost all those that met him, became a friend and was shown respect and love. He was a man who brought a great deal of happiness and laughter to the world.
His life was filled with service. He unselfishly served others with unconditional love and commitment. After serving a full-time two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Portugal, he continued in a life of service. A partial list of his activity in serving:
Chair of the Lehi City Environmental Sustainability Committee
Charter President- Lehi Rotary Club, "Service above Self"
Helped organize the West Valley Rotary Club
Provided volunteer services and funds for local, national and international projects
• Polio eradication
• Clean water
• International Peace efforts
Past member, Lehi City Board of Adjustments
Former board member, American Marketing Association, SLC Chapter.
Founding member, Intermountain Direct Marketing Association.
Past Chair and Board Member, Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Member, American Fork and Utah Valley Chambers of Commerce
Past Chair, Lehi Family Action Council
Chair, Vice-Chair, Lehi City Planning & Zoning Commission (12 yrs of service)
Past Pres and VP National Society of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Lehi Chapter
Lehi Arts Council
Unit Commissioner and District Staff member, BSA
Past Chair of Executive Board, Tribe of Kyngs
And honorary Lehi PD/FD where he was Santa Clause for the better part of 20 years.
Among Steve’s talents was the love and joy of making a joyful noise. He certainly marched to the beat of his own drum. Steve was musically talented and loved to share a joyful song with anyone who might listen. Christmas of 1968 in Sao Paulo Brazil he received a guitar and never stopped playing. He played for family, friends, audiences and anyone who would listen. He shared his contagious love and enthusiasm for music with many. It is difficult to listen to a John Denver song and not hear him singing it.
He has been preceded to the other side of the Veil by his parents, his youngest son Aaron and other loved ones.
He leaves behind his loving wife Ursula, children, Jackie, Grant, CC, Jessie and Brenda Stephens, 8 grandchildren, sisters, Lynne, Pam and Deb and brothers, Brooks, Jon, Tom and Chris along with their families, cousins, nieces, nephews and many who love him as family without blood relations. He loved and was loved deeply and will be missed. As written in his youngest son’s obituary: “We love you… and will miss you until we meet again.”
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 12:30 PM located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1920 North 500 West, Lehi, Utah. (Online Services to be at: http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/Events/lehiutahweststake under Steven Roll Funeral). A viewing will be held 10:00 to 12:00 prior to the service. Interment will be at Lehi City Cemetery next to Aaron.
Oh my gosh. I was in the 3rd grade with Tom in Hawaii. Condolences to the family
I help Steve and Ursula in the Pharmacy at Costco for the last 3 years and love seeing them and love them both. They always brighten my day! I will miss helping Steve and seeing them together.
I had the privilege of knowing Steve professionally for 20+ years. Even got free tickets for him for Silicon Slopes Summit, the last time I actually saw him face-to-face.
He was always upbeat, supportive, and helpful in all my interactions with him, and I will miss seeing him.
May God keep & protect him until you are all reunited again.
I love you guys so much. Steve and Ken are in Heaven singing, causing mischief, and doing the Lords work. We will miss them both so much here but we also know they on on the Lords errand and it is a big one.
To my Best friend, Councilor and Family Santa! Hard to see you exit the stage like this!
Love Fred & the entire Orgill Family!