Keifer Danial Roark

11/15/1989 - 02/26/2020

Events

  • Apr 10, 2020, 2:00 PM US/Mountain
    The Shredder, South 10th Street, Boise, ID, USA
    UPDATE - KEIFER'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED NEAR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH:  Due to the increasing pace of this pandemic, The Shredder cannot reopen yet and we cannot host an event this large.  We are now targeting for next spring, about a year after his death.  More details to come.  In the meantime, please consider supporting The Shredder during their closure by purchasing a T-Shirt.  Details are on their FB page "The Shredder Boise"

    UPDATE - KEIFER'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE ON APRIL 10TH IS POSTPONED. DATE TBD. Due to COVID-19 risk for all of us, this celebration of Keifer will be rescheduled based on everyone's safety. We will still provide plenty of notice so all who want to attend will have time to put it on their schedule. Thanks to everyone showing love and support. Stay safe, safe-quarantine if possible, practice social distancing. The sooner we all do this, the sooner we will stop the spread - and most importantly we will stop a pandemic with these efforts. Show love, show compassion, show patience. Love and air hugs to all! To celebrate Keifer's life, we will have a night of music, art, friends, love, pizza and comradery at The Shredder here in Boise. He would want us all to be happy and celebrate! There are some pretty awesome plans coming together and we will announce more details soon. RSVPs will be required - please do so here and watch for more details!
  • Mar 12, 2020, 1:00 PM US/Eastern
    North Fork Lodge (at MCCall RV Resort)
    Keifer's family invites you to Celebrate his Life with us. This will be a casual event to laugh, cry and remember. Kiddos are welcome - Keifer will relish the chance to create a little mischief through them. Feel free to bring a photo or momento to share. There will be time for you to share a story or memory about Keifer if you're comfortable. POT LUCK - meats, rolls, potato salad, coleslaw and Pizza provided. Feel free to bring a side or dessert to share. Non-alcoholic beverages provided. BYOB. (Please RSVP so we can plan appropriately).
Keifer found his peace on February 26, 2020. Born on November 15, 1989 in Kirkland, WA, he moved to Boise as a toddler, graduating from Boise High School in 2008. His adventurous and artistic free spirit moved him between Seattle, Vashon Island, Boise and McCall since graduation. He studied at Seattle Central Community College, Boise State University and Cornish College of the Arts. He was a brilliant, loving and caring soul who made friends everywhere he went. Ever since he could walk and talk he would tell me "Mom, I made a new friend" - this was true as recently as a few months ago. The lives he touched are too numerous to count - he truly left his mark on everyone he met. Keifer was an accomplished artist, designer, musician and builder. He recently made his acting debut here in McCall. Keifer was loving and genuine, bringing out the best in everyone he touched. Keifer adored children, animals, nature and people. He loved being outdoors, skating, hiking, skiing, surfing, boating – he took advantage of being in nature anytime, anywhere. He loved camping and playing his guitar around the fire was a favorite pastime. True to his giving and caring nature, Keifer was an organ donor. His selfless sacrifice has saved four lives, giving a most precious gift to those people and their families. Keifer is survived by a large and loving family including his parents, Tammy & Jeff Hannel (McCall) and Patrick Roark (Vashon), siblings Griffin Roark (Boise), Matthew Hannel, Ashley Shaw and Destiny Hannel (IL), grandmothers Helen Spaulding (McCall) and Jackie Heal (CA). Aunts/Uncles Janet & Larry Lord and Pam & Larry Wehr (McCall), Dan & Mary Spaulding and John Spaulding (Council), Mike & Pam Roark, Bob Roark and Julie Roark-Schnaidt (CA), plus dozens of cousins. He was preceded in death by his namesake grandfathers W. Keith Spaulding and Danial Charles Roark. There are too many loved ones to mention them all, but they meant so much to Keifer. A Memorial Celebration of Keifer’s Life, hosted by his family, will be held on March 12th at North Fork Lodge from 1-3pm. A Celebration of Life, hosted by Keifer's friends, will be held in Boise on April 10th. Since Keifer took his own life, in lieu of flowers or other gifts his family requests donations to SpeedyFoundation.org so others managing their mental health have easier access to the help that they need. His love of animals - and their love for him was evident always! He adopted ODB and Pearl from Idaho Humane Society. He also worked at and helped me find Onyx at McPaws. Keifer would appreciate support of these organizations if you'd prefer.

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Memorial Created By Tammy Hannel
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Keifer Danial Roark

11/15/1989 - 02/26/2020

2,167 Visits
Keifer found his peace on February 26, 2020. Born on November 15, 1989 in Kirkland, WA, he moved to Boise as a toddler, graduating from Boise High School in 2008. His adventurous and artistic free spirit moved him between Seattle, Vashon Island, Boise and McCall since graduation. He studied at...  see more

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