Robert Auger Sr.

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Robert Auger Sr.

LAKE NORMAN - Robert Auger Sr., quietly passed away the evening of Sept. 1, 2012, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center due to complications from a prolonged illness. He was 83.

Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Jersey City, N.J., Robert was the only child of Theresa Leville Auger and Henry Auger. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1948 through 1952 and was a retired Clinical Psychologist.

Dr. Auger received both his undergraduate and master's degree from the University of South Dakota and received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Clinical Psychology.

He began his career in Columbus, Ohio, working as a Staff Psychologist at Columbus State School and Hospital. He continued to build his career until his retirement from the VA Medical Center in Salisbury. in 1993.

Not content to quit working, Dr. Auger continued working part-time as a Clinical Psychologist with Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Concord, until recently. He was an avid dog lover and participated in local theatre.

Robert Auger leaves behind a large family to remember him, including a wife of almost 43 years, Harriett Auger of Ashe County; and five children, David Auger and his wife, Kathy, of Huntersville, Debbie Gardner and her husband, Bill,of Irmo, S.C., Bobby Auger of Huntersville, Karen Simpson and her husband, Roger, of Denver, and Susan Beeker of Harrisburg. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, Julie Auger Willis, Megan Eagle Smith, Christy Gardner Browder, Christopher Auger, Kevin Gardner, Anthony Beeker, Alexandra Marie Beeker, Candace Auger, Matthew Hasty, Kathryn Hasty and Jennifer Hedrick; and six great-grandchildren, Jordyn Willis, Justin Browder, Case Browder, Jamison Hedrick, Jhona Hedrick and Jeremiah Hedrick.

Visitation and Service: Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Summersett Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at the U.S. National Cemetery, Statesville Boulevard location.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any animal shelter of your choice.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Auger family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Published in Salisbury Post on Sept. 6, 2012
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