Bucky Ray Secakuku, age 38, of Ft. Duchesne, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2018, in Roosevelt.
He was born November 5, 1980, in Roosevelt, to Ferron Secakuku and Sandy Pike. When he was young, he did some gymnastics and in high school, he was very involved in the Drama program. He was Danny Zuko in the musical Grease and was the prince in Cinderella. He loved watching musicals and old movies, and often quoted the lines with his friends. He was also a runner-up in the Mr. UBIC contest.
Bucky served in the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of Iraqi Freedom. He began his training at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, went to Camp Pendleton for advanced training, and then went on to be stationed in Iraq, Kuwait, and Japan.
He worked as a National Environmental Policy Act Specialist for the BIA and had been an environmental contractor. He was an excellent cook and his friends will miss his talented Barista skills. He was a real connoisseur and enjoyed fine cuisine. His friends, and family were the most important things in his life and nieces and nephews will miss his constant teasing.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bucky is survived by his partner, Jeff Mathews, Roosevelt; parents, Sandy Pike, Ferron Secakuku (Babes), brother, Chris (Deidra) Secakuku, all of Roosevelt; sisters, Sharee Secakuku, Ft. Duchesne; Helene Secakuku (Shylo Ames), Roosevelt; nieces and nephews, Tyler Secakuku (Adriana Tapia); Hawk LaRose (Jasmyne Knight); McKinley LaRose, Karlee Secakuku, Bruce Secakuku; great-niece, Kiara “The Stink” LaRose; and great-nephew, Knox Secakuku, and his cat, Tiger.
He was preceded in death by a great-nephew, Axl Secakuku; grandparents, Homey & Francis Secakuku, Helen Secakuku, Loren & Zella Pike; and a foster-brother, David Brock-Murray; and his beloved dog, Duncan and cat, Tomas.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Roosevelt Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 447 East Lagoon Street where a viewing will be held that morning from 10-10:45 a.m. There will be a wake on Friday after 4:00 p.m. at the Whiterocks Community Building.
Burial will be in the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery.