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Roger Paul Creer

August 27, 1940 — March 18, 2013

Roger Paul Creer

Our beloved partner, brother, uncle, and friend, Roger Paul Creer passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 surrounded by loved ones. Roger was born to the late Paul Bradford and Lael Powelson Creer on August 27, 1940 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Raised in Washington, D.C., Roger served as a U.S. Senate Page for three years during high school. He attended Brigham Young University, served on a Mormon Mission and then settled in San Francisco where he joined with his life partner, Dr. David L. Kest and began his successful retail career. Starting as a buyer at The Emporium, Roger rose to become the President of Malm Luggage, a Bay Area chain of carriage-trade leather goods stores. He followed that with a move to New York City where he worked 10 years for Corcoran Group Marketing on a team that planned, marketed and sold large condominium projects. In the course of his long and varied career Roger was universally held in high esteem for his honesty, strong work ethic, respect for all and his good-natured humor. He and his partner retired to Phoenix, AZ. A naturally gifted chef and raconteur, he entertained a wide circle of international friends and associates at homes in San Francisco, Sonoma County, New York and Phoenix. Although a devoted fan of the San Francisco 49ers, he also took great pleasure in attending and supporting the ballet, opera and all forms of the fine arts. Roger is survived by his life partner, Dr. David L. Kest, his sisters, Diane (David) Owen, Ina Creer Davis and Carolyn Creer Howe, and many nieces and nephews - including great and great-great nieces and nephews. Final resting place is Spanish Fork Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah. Arrangements made by SereniCare Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona 480.214.3104.
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