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Roger Alan Roscoe

May 14, 1984 November 22, 2018
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Obituary for Roger Alan Roscoe

My beloved son departed this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was the older of two boys and was born on May 14, 1984 in Englewood, CO.

Roger attended Keller Elementary and Russell Junior High in Colorado Springs. In 1997, the family moved to the Falcon area where he attended Falcon Middle School and graduated from Falcon High School in 2002. He was active in the high school choirs, performed in many theatre productions, and was a member of the Colorado All-State Choir. In the fall of 2002, he moved to New York City and attend AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) and completed an Associates Degree. Roger’s dream was to perform on Broadway. As part of the AMDA program, he attended many theatrical auditions and casting calls. Roger discovered that his true passion was dancing after graduation from AMDA. Roger worked as a dance instructor at Steps Studio, receptionist at a hair salon, and was a server and/or bartender at various restaurants in New York City, as he pursued his new dream of dancing and attended auditions for dance and video performances. He was even a top dance finalist for a Jennifer Lopez video. He did not get selected, but beat out a room full of other performers to make it to the final cut.

Roger moved back to Colorado Springs in 2011. He told his mother that Colorado Springs was only going to be a temporary living situation, but he fell in love with the city again, was able to connect with family members, and found a wonderful group of beloved friends. He was a member of the Out Loud Men’s Choir. He worked as a bartender at Carlos Miguels and My Big Fat Greek restaurants. At the time of his illness, he was a karaoke host and a server at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar.

Roger loved to socialize and make new friends. Roger was a good friend, a good listener that would accept anyone for who they are. He loved his family and enjoyed all his little cousins. He loved to perform, always dancing and singing, especially at karaoke. Roger loved performing karaoke and helping others with their karaoke performances. He loved music and his favorite artists were Paula Abdul, Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Dixie Chicks, and Betty Who. Roger had a passion for tasting different cuisines, enjoyed cooking, and trying new recipes for the family, especially for his grandmother Christe. He was a very talented artist and you can find sketches in notebooks. Roger loved his cat Sebastian and would sleep many hours with him.

Preceding Roger in death are his father Roger Roscoe Sr., grandparents Toribio and Christianna Ortiz, grandmother Phyllis Ruiz, uncles Leonard Ortiz and Louis Ramirez.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother Violet Ortiz, Colorado Springs, CO, brother Zach Roscoe, Colorado Springs, CO, aunts and uncles: Art (Patti) Ortiz, Alamosa, CO; Tim Ortiz, Gulnare, CO; Sharon Ortiz (Chad Bilstein), Colorado Springs, CO; Anthony (Maria) Ortiz, Colorado Springs, CO; Ramona Huff, Las Vegas, NV; Tami Ramirez, Colorado Springs, CO; Laura (Jim) Evans, Woodbridge, VA; George Rodriguez, Colorado Springs, CO; Glen Carson, Bryson City, NC, grandparents Corwin (Ellen) Roscoe, Central City, NE, several great aunts and uncles, and many cousins.

Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2pm at Angelus Chapel, 1104 S Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Roger wanted his celebration to be joyous and happy. Please wear bright clothes, rainbow prints, purple, or pink attire. Reception at Angelus Reception Hall.

Roger will be cremated and his remains kept in an urn. His final resting place will be determined at a later date by the family.

Memorial Contributions can be made to The Trevor Project at
Or mail your contribution to: The Trevor Project, Attn: Development, PO Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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2:00 PM 12/1/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 12/1/2018 4:00:00 PM
Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory

1104 S. Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory
1104 S. Circle Drive Colorado Springs 80910 CO
United States

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