Ricky Allen Roles

March 13, 1957November 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.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 8, 2018

Ricky Allen Roles

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Tim Koch

November 30, 2018

Wow. Which memory do I share, there were so many. Rick and I were like best friends for years. We went through a lot together. I got caught up in the Meth world and Rick did everything he could to help me out of it but I wasn't ready to quit and it eventually it caused us to go our own way. After several years I called him to make amends and he accepted them. Unfortunately we never talked or met up after that call. I just found out about him passing away and I just finished crying my eyes out. I just buried my dad a month ago and now Rick, now I'm regretting not ever getting together with him after my amends. This saddens me deeply, Rick was my best friend and always will be. Rick was the only person in my life who I could really trust. He was one hell of a best friend, he was as real as a person could ever be. And I will truly miss him. Rest in peace Rick. P.S. if you see my Mom and Dad tell them I said hi and I miss them and you both.

Tiffany arnold

November 29, 2018

I will miss my father everyday. He was a very passionate and unique individual, whom I have learned so much from. I will miss his voice, his words, his laughter, his big heart. His spirit will live on forever in my heart, and in the hearts of my children.