Roger GIDDINGS (08/16/1942 - 06/30/2013)

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GIDDINGS, Roger Roger died, June 30, 2013 at the age of 70 in Spokane, WA, after a long battle with cancer. Roger and his wife Paula owned and operated a construction company specializing in mainline gas pipeline maintenance. Roger was a flying enthusiast, pilot and airplane owner. He was a charter member of the Broadway Flying J Truck Stop Morning Coffee Club, where he met with a group of his best friends to laugh every weekday morning for 30 years. Roger played guitar as a hobby since high school and enjoyed jam sessions with Paula, their sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Roger, who was dedicated to his family and friends, is survived by his wife Paula, three sons, Jason, his wife Jodi and daughter Jada of Sandpoint, ID; Rick, his wife Karen and daughter Rachel of Kennewick, WA and Tyler, of Spokane, and his two sons, Evyn, who is in the military, and Isaac, and daughter Signe at home. Roger was preceded in death by their son Jamie and his brother, Don Giddings. He is survived by a sister, Joyce Collins, brother-in-law Carl, of Arco, ID ; his brother, Casey and sister-in-law Nancy of Republic, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. Roger was born August 16, 1942 in Republic, WA where he graduated high school and met his wife Paula. Soon after high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. When he returned from the Service, he and Paula were married December 30, 1964 in Ellensburg, WA and made their home first in Republic and then in Spokane, WA. Please consider making donations to Hospice of Spokane in lieu of flowers. Arrangements with Hennessey Valley. Private burial in Republic. The Giddings Family is planning a Celebration of Roger's Life at 6 P.M., July 27, at Foothills Community Center at 11002 N. Forker Road. Please visit Roger's online memorial at


Funeral Home
Hennessey Funeral Home - Valley Location
1315 N Pines Road Spokane, WA 99206
(509) 926-2423
Funeral Home Details
Published in Spokesman-Review on July 24, 2013
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