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Roger Falter

 

Roger Falter

Roger Falter, 76, passed away at home in Vancouver, WA, on July 22, 2014. He left this life early in the morning with his wife Patricia and daughters Angie and Lisa beside him; he was always eager to get the day started.

He was born in Kelso, WA, to Arthur and Frances Falter, the oldest of seven children. He is predeceased by his sisters Darlene and Sherry, and survived by his brothers Ted, Terry, Ricky, and his sister Cindy.

Roger was a firm believer in hard work. He grew up in Orchards when it was a farming community; he had many stories of milking cows and farm work. He started helping his family at an early age and worked at Boeing as a young man. Roger liked to say that he courted his wife by driving a dump truck to see her; they married in 1964, in Sunnyside. After some years, he moved his family to Goldendale to pursue farming. He raised his family on the farm, then moved to work in the southwest Washington woods, driving logging equipment. He enjoyed this immensely, and identified himself as a logger from then on.

Roger and Patricia became real estate agents and settled back in Orchards, where they lived for the past 20 years.

His family remembers him as a man of sterling character, very generous, letting his actions speak for him. His daughters remember his expectation that they could do anything, including changing irrigation pipe, and were strengthened by his confidence in them. Even toward the end of his time on earth, Roger told everyone how wonderful he thought his wife Patricia was, and how much he loved her.

His memorial service will be held at Glenwood Community Church in September. Contributions may be sent to Options 360° Pregnancy Clinic.

 

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