In Memory

Roger Johnson

Roger Johnson

 
 
 
 
 
Roger Franklin Johnson was a native of Portland, OR and since 1993, was a resident of Gig Harbor, WA. On Friday, February 22, 2008, while on vacation in Maui, Roger, 55, passed away while on a walk. Roger was a loving husband to wife Sidney and a role model to his two sons, Adam and Aaron.
Roger was a hard working, ethical man, extremely dedicated to his work as a pipeline contractor, as well as to his country and expected nothing less from those around him. He was a phenomenal cook, a boating enthusiast and an extremely resourceful man. He will be missed.

The Oregonian - March 12, 2008



 
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01/28/11 07:22 AM #1    

Ronn Woolley

Recently learned of Roger's Passing and have been sad since!  Update:  I can STILL recall my interactions with Roger during Track, and then after school at several parties we attended. He really WAS a very Kind person!


01/20/20 04:32 PM #2    

Debbie Johnson (Seeley)

Roger and my husband Jay were Phi Delts at OSU, which was the beginning of our life long friendship.  Roger married the love of his life, Sidney Garren and had two boys Adam and Aaron.  Not planned we both bought our first homes in Tualatin, four blocks away from each other.  We raised our boys together and had lots of fun, sometimes too much fun!  Roger always made you laugh and had a gift for telling stories.  Friday nights were generally pizza and movie night but one Friday Roger corralled my husband into putting together a Blues Brothers act.  Of course Roger was Jake and Jay, Elwood, complete with the black jackets,sunglasses, and hats they sang and danced their hearts out.  They could have taken it on stage.  Roger was at our house one night for dinner, having a serious political discussion, Roger quietly looked down and noticed a GIANT black fur ball my cat had deposited on the floor.  He quietly picked it up placed it over his bald spot without a word.  I thought I'd spit my wine out over that one.  Roger was very creative.  He did some very art gallery worthy wood carvings, was a master at doing vegetable gardens,  and what a chef!  Roger loved the outdoors.  Camping and floating down the Deschutes we did alot, trip to Lake Chelan where Sid insisted on bringing dishes, as she loved to wash dishes in the outdoors.  We gave her a bad time over that one.   A memorable rainy camping trip to the beach where we had to dry our childrens clothes with the car heaters and had tent neighbors who were having way too much fun in their tent.  Thank God the boys were young!   Jay and Roger went pheasant hunting, which resulted getting one bird, which they had hit with the truck.  Roger was a family man, a loyal friend, dedicated husband, sensitive human being, and a loss which we will never get over.  Roger and Sid always hoped to retire on a boat, as Roger loved being on the water.  They didn't quite make it, but I hope you are up there somewhere Captain Roger following your dream, you will always be in our hearts.   


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