Rodney Charles Workman, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on July 5, 2017 in Grand Junction, CO at the age of 66. Rodney was born on September 13, 1950 in Wichita, KS.
Rodney and his wife, Betty Lou Workman (née Wilson), were married on September 12, 1969 in the Manti Temple of the Church in Manti, Utah. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They raised their four children Tim, Stephen, Corey and Jason, in Blanding, UT where they moved to from Colorado in 1985.
Rodney worked for Union Carbide in Uravan, CO as a member of the Mine Rescue Team and for Umetco Minerals in Blanding, UT. He then worked as Recreation Director for the City of Blanding and enjoyed serving the community, being an exemplary leader for the youth.
He also served as an EMT for many years in both Utah and Colorado.
Rodney eventually got a certificate in Radiology Technology and worked at San Juan Hospital in Monticello, UT until his retirement in September, 2016 where he was heralded by his fellow co-workers as a caring and respected man.
He served as a volunteer on the San Juan County Search and Rescue Team.
One of his biggest joys was being a big supporter of the San Juan High School sports teams. He rarely missed a game. Rodney was a certified referee for basketball, football, and baseball and coached locally.
Rodney is preceded in death by his mother June Ethel Workman; brother Roland; grandson Gunner; and his youngest son Jason Workman (Navy Seal SOC killed in action in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011).
He is survived by his wife Betty Lou; and his sons, in-laws, and grandchildren: Tim and Joan with Cheyenne, Tristan, Tanner, and Harley; Stephen and Philip Treviño; Corey with India, Reagan, Presley, and Colt; Stacey and Jax. His father, Timothy Workman, aged 92, lives in Casper, WY.
Betty Lou Workman and the family would like to thank the community, friends, and extended family for their gracious and generous support as we celebrate and mourn the life of Rodney Workman.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a tax deductible donation in Rodney’s memory to the Jason R. Workman Legacy Ride/Foundation at www.jrw250.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing equipment to public safety departments, assistance for Gold Star Families, and scholarships for students at San Juan High School in Blanding.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Blanding LDS Stake Center after a public viewing at San Juan Mortuary. Rodney Charles Workman was laid to rest in the Blanding City Cemetery.
We will always love you, Rodney, and keep you in our hearts and memories.
Until we meet again,
Betty Lou; Tim, Joan, Cheyenne, Tristan, Tanner, and Harley; Stephen and Philip; Corey, India, Reagan, Presley, and Colt; Stacey and Jax; and Timothy Workman.