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1940 Roger 2023

Roger Lee McDonald

March 20, 1940 — February 1, 2023

Roger Lee McDonald 

Born March 20th, 1940 in Greenbluff to Floyd and Ruth (Helvey) McDonald who preceeded him in death. Roger was raised with his six siblings, Lois, Evelyn, Floyd, Rich, Marilyn, and Gary.

Roger grew up in Hillyard and Orchard Prairie and married Nancy Barden with whom he had five sons; Douglas, Baron, Daniel, James, and Jesse. He was a teamster and drove freight, drive logging trucks, and dump trucks. Following his divorce from Nancy, Roger met Patty Matthias and added two more sons, Scott and Luke, and together they raised seven boys. 

Roger is survived by his sister Marilyn, Patty, his four sons Daniel, James, Jesse, and Luke, twelve grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren. 

Roger had a passion for painting, chain saw carvings, and a host of different unique artwork. Roger had a green thumb and had beautiful gardens and shared with many. He loved teaching his grandchildren many different skills on his ranch in Elk, WA. Roger also loved camping and fishing with his sons, always on an adventure or “surprise safari” in the mountains near a river or a lake. 

Roger retired from the Print Shop at Riverside High School and spent the remainder of his life teaching his grandchildren his love of art and being with family. He had a strong faith in God, attended the Elk Community Church for many years, and shared the Gospel to everyone he met.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Pacific time)

Riplinger Funeral Home & Crematory

4305 North Division Street, Spokane, WA 99207

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Orchard Prairie Cemetery

, Spokane, WA

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