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Roan William McClain

October 26, 2002January 30, 2019
Obituary of Roan William McClain
Roan William McClain passed away on Wednesday January 30th at the young age of 16. He was born in Salt Lake City on October 26, 2002 to Michelle Markay Nelson and Henry Warren McClain. He was born premature (weighed 3.2lbs), but he was feisty and tenacious. These traits continued the rest of his life. In addition to his biological parents, he leaves behind his stepfather Chris Hamel, his siblings Christian and Kammie Hamel, his uncle Chris Nelson, maternal grandparents Lynn Nelson and Tanya Chatterton, paternal grandparents Jan and Bill Morris, and his step grandparents Barb and John Hamel. Roan was a deep thinker and an “old soul” he loved to read and loved nature. He loved to camp, hike and cared about the environment. He loved good food and was an avid photographer. Roan loved to travel and talked about studying abroad one day. His friends described him as sweet, caring, and funny. He was patient and loving with little kids. Roan attended Salt Lake Arts Academy, Highland High School, and Salt Lake Performing Arts; he made many friends and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Roan touched many people’s lives in his short time on earth; many of us are better people for knowing him. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider donations to the following organizations: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift/other-ways-to-give/ or Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance: https://suwa.org/act-now/ A viewing and commemoration will be held in his honor on Thursday, February 7th at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, UT 84106. Viewing from 4:00pm – 5:00pm and Commemoration from 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

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Thursday, February 07, 2019


Thursday, February 07, 2019

Commemoration of Roan's Life