Ricky Allen Roles (March 13, 1957 — November 22, 2018)
Ricky Allen Roles was born in Grand Junction, Colo., to Walter and Betty Roles, March 13, 1957. He passed away at the cabin, on the ranch in Silt, Colo., on November 22, 2018. He was 61.
Ricky is preceded in death by his father Walter and twin brother Mickey.
He is survived by his mother Betty, brothers Wallace and Ivan Roles, daughter Tiffany Arnold, nephews Joshua, Michael and Andrew Roles, and his grandchildren Caden, Shea, Izic, Joshua, Lauren and Ambreale.
Rick was a sharp-witted mountain-man. He knew everything about anything, and everyone knew it, because he was more than happy to tell everyone about it. He invariably stood strong to his convictions. Rick enjoyed hunting on his family property with his father, brothers, friends and especially with Caden, his treasured grandson. He adored his horses, goats and dogs. Mostly, Rick loved conversations with his many friends, and could talk and talk for hours. Rick was an adamant anti-fracking activist, whom spent many years fighting for safer oil and gas drilling and fracking regulations. He tiresomely fought to protect our earth’s sacred water and soil for the health and wellness of all living creatures. He is featured in books such as “Fractivism” and “Collateral Damage,” and documentaries including the Emmy Award winning film “Split Estate” and Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning film “Gasland.” With those publishings, his voice, beliefs and legacy will forever be heard. Rick was a good friend to many, a loving son, brother, uncle, father and grandfather. Rick will never be forgotten, and will live in our hearts forever. We can all tip our hats to the “Original Long-Haired Colorado Cowboy.” May his mind, body and soul finally rest in peace.
Please join us for a celebration of Rick’s life at his favorite hang out, Order Up restaurant at 1214 Access Rd., Rifle, Co., December 8, 2018, at 3pm. Memorial contributions can be made to: Rick Roles memorial fund, at ANB Bank branches.