Roger Ronald Dutchover
July 04, 1957- April 06, 2013
Roger as only his mother, brothers, and sister called him. To his friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances he was called "Blue".
Blue left his earthly dwelling Saturday April 06, 2013 at approximately 7:15 p.m. at his residence in Alto, New Mexico. His wife Lisa Dutchover was at his side when our Lord and Father called his name to come home where his brother Randy, father Richard, grandparents and friends await him.
Roger (Blue) was born at home in Roswell N.M. Delivered by his mother Jane and his father Richard in assistance July 04, 1957 with fireworks going off all around. Blue came into his earthly home like a fire cracker and continued to set sparks throughout his earthly life.
Roger "Blue" leaves behind his loving mother Jane Chavez Adams, Las Cruces, NM, brother Ricky Kenneth Dutchover, also Las Cruces, NM, sister Sandra Gent Torres, Ruidoso, NM, his new bride Lisa Dutchover of their residence, 2 daughters, Bluje Rose Dutchover, Ruidoso, NM, Shawna Marie Sedik, Glendale, CA, son Richard Houghton, Cerritos, CA, stepson Ron Bush, grandchildren Dracen Prohaska, Ruidoso, NM, Sophia and Oliver Sedik, Glendale, CA, one niece Janette Kimberly Acosta, her husband and their 4 girls, Aurora, CO, 3 nephews Andy and Wesley Gonzales their wives and children, Ruidoso, NM and Michael Gonzales and his wife, Las Cruces, NM.
Roger "Blue" attended school in Wilcox, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, Williamstown, NJ, Ruidoso High, Ruidoso, NM and graduated from Hoover High, Glendale, CA. Then he took his EMT classes in Ruidoso NM.
Roger moved back to Ruidoso about 1975. He worked as an assistant plumber at first then on his own as a building contractor and last he worked for John Cornelius for the last 20+ years building houses, etc.
Blue worked as an EMT, volunteer firefighter. He was sent to Nacogdoches, TX with the rescue team for the Space Shuttle Challenger when it went down over Texas. He started the "Adopt-a-Soldier" program in Ruidoso. Roger loved to read first his bible then his western novels. He started riding horses about the age of two and still has a buckskin named Buck. Motorcycles were also a past time started in Glendale, CA with dirt bikes and continued until a few days before he was called home. When he was home he loved to bake especially during the holidays and he loved the pleasure of giving goodies to his family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. When he went to Las Cruces he would say "Mom you want me to make you empanadas or a Tres Leches cake?" and he'd get to baking it right away. His favorite saying was "Life is too short, eat dessert first" and that's what he did.
Roger could always be counted for his kindness. The 3 Dutchover boys Randy, Ricky and Roger "Blue" each with their own individual strength and weakness covered each other's backs always. Mom for the boys was always #1. Blue was present and assisted with births, graduations, weddings, illness and funerals.
May his heavenly Savior welcome him with a warm embrace. May his journey be filled with magic as he reaches his heavenly home.
Love you so much as you leave our lives so painfully hollow,
Mom, brother, sister, daughters and sons*
*In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ruidoso Senior Center in memory of "Blue". After services at approximately 12:30 you are invited for a memorial luncheon to pay trubuite to Roger Ronald "Blue" Dutchover at the Ruidoso Senior Center in School House Park.
VIEWING:Friday, April 12, 2013 3-6pm LaGrone Funeral Home, Ruidoso, NM
SERVICES: Saturday, April 13, 2013am, St. Eleanor Catholic Church, Ruidoso, NM
Published in Ruidoso News on Apr. 11, 2013
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