Rocky Ricci Berriochoa
November 3, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY Our son, brother and friend, Rocky Ricci Berriochoa, 26, was taken from us unexpectedly on October 31, 2009.
Rocky was born on August 20, 1983, to Curt Berriochoa and Regie Oman. Growing up, he attended Kearns-Saint Ann School, Judge Memorial Catholic High School and graduated from Cottonwood High School in 2001. He had some of his best memories and made some of his best friends playing football at Cottonwood. During high school, he also played on the Highland rugby team.
Playing, watching and coaching football was always a part of Rocky’s life. One of Rocky’s dreams was to be a high school football coach and his passion was solidified while coaching the 2003 Cottonwood Juniors. Recently, he was a member of the BAMF flag football team and he loved being part of a team again.
Rocky was the world’s biggest Notre Dame football fan. He watched every game and followed their recruiting classes religiously. He was fortunate enough to have traveled to Notre Dame for a game in each of the last three seasons. This year, he finally got to see them win.
Rocky was employed by Chase Bank and enjoyed working with the people in Jeremy Ranch and Park City. Rocky loved camping, snowboarding, golfing, playing NCAA football, hanging out with friends and was recently learning the art of puppy training with his new dog, Sammy.
Rocky was a great friend and his vibrant smile and upbeat personality touched everyone he met.
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Rocky is survived by his parents, Curt (Karen) Berriochoa, Regie (Scott) Oman; brother, Brandon Roberts; sister, Christi Roberts; nephew, Tyson Roberts; niece, Olivia Roberts; grandparents, Vic and Irene Berriochoa, William and Carol Rixey; aunts, uncles, cousins, his best friend and love of his life, Aunica Smith, and countless other friends and relatives.
We love you, Rocky, and will miss you always.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church, 450 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday evening at Saint Ann’s from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Interment: Park City Cemetery. Online condolences to the family may be sent at: http://www.holbrookmortuary.com