July 7, 1949 ~ September 19, 2019
Rodger Warren Shawcroft was born July 7, 1949, in Denver Colorado. He was adopted by Warren and Mary Shawcroft, spending his younger years on the family ranch in La Jara Colorado.
He married Pat Grijalva, June 23, 1999.
Rodger grew up with a love for cars and working with his hands. After high school graduation he attended mechanic school in Denver and began his career in the field he loved. He worked for Mountain Bell in Lakewood as a mechanic and lineman before opening his own auto repair shop in Loveland.
Rodger later relocated to Phoenix for the dryer climate and continued his career and hobbies as an auto enthusiast. After wrenching for many years Rodger moved into customer care and auto warranty adjustment, remaining happily employed until his death.
When Rodger wasn’t working, he could be found working on his Broncos. Rodger was passionate about his Broncos and enjoying the trails with them as often as possible.
He is survived by his wife Pat, children: Timothy and (Dari), Kristina Frigo, Douglas Shawcroft, Christine Milne and his sister Martille Faatz. Grandchildren: Christopher, Ashley, Aundria, Isabelle, Olivia, Emery, and Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Diana.
There will be a celebration of his life at the family home Sunday, September 22, from 1-3 p.m. at 7662 E Caballero Street, Mesa, AZ 85207. There will be a family grave side service at the Sanford Cemetery in Sanford, Colorado on Saturday September 28th at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center – Sybil B Harrington Campus for Exceptional Children
300 N 18th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Kris Faatz DuMond
We are so sorry for your loss! Our prayers go out to you, your family and friends….
Kristin, John, Megan and Juliet DuMond
Rodger was like a father to me. He was my late husbands best friend and his son too, Tim. I can’t express what a wonderful man he was and how he touched my heart. He will be so missed here, leaving a huge hole. But Rodger will get some closure to his emotional pain, in heaven with our Father. May he rest in peace Lord
Jerold A Kennedy
So very sorry for your loss.
What a wonderful man he was/is. We have had so many good times over the years whether it was out wheeling on the trails or sitting in the driveway having a cold one chit chatting. Such and amazing person. I will miss his laugh and smile. He had the best for sure. RIP Rodger. We love you !
Love for Roger and his family. Always enjoyed our times out on the trail. May your trail to heaven have lots of rocks!
So sorry for your loss! Rodger was a dear cousin that I haven’t seen for years. A sweet memory…He took me for a ride in his car and proudly showed me how great air conditioning was when cars first came to be air conditioned. One Halloween, Jim took him and Martille trick or treating in the country, quite different from walking around the block in town. We always had a soft place in our hearts for him.
Ida J Petty
Rodger was a good man. I met him through Milt and Ruth. He always had a funny little tidbit to share that would bring a smile to your face. Blessings and prayers.
I’m so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you
So sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Heaven gained a wonderful angel
He will be missed on Saturdays and Sundays at Biscuits
We will never forget his CFS OM HB AND WW Toast
My sincerest condolences to Rodger’s family… Rodger always had a smile and a beer for any friend. He always welcomed me over for family events in his home. The world has lost a great man. Hugs and love!
RIP Roger you were great man and a huge part of my teenage life and we had a lot of great times that are cherished and very close to my heart!! A huge loss in the world.