Roger Wayne HESTON (1940 - 2017)

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  • "RIP Roger. Lost track of you when we left Spokane but..."
    - Sam Doll
  • "Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace."
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HESTON, Roger Wayne
(Age 75)

Our father, we hope he's in heaven, playing his favorite game...
Roger went to the big bar in the sky May 16th, 2016. He was born September 19, 1940 in Grand Forks, ND to Poleman Methias Heston and Beatrice Doris DuFault. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Yokosuka, Japan and Camp Pendleton, CA. and then joined the US ARMY in Spokane, WA. He was assigned to the Deep Creek Missile Site during the Cuban Crisis, attended Officer Candidate School in Columbus, GA, and was then assigned to TanSanNhut AFB, Vietnam until 1966. He then became a pipe fitter until retirement. Roger is predeceased by his parents, sister Audrey (Heston) Johnson and 3rd wife Mardell (it may have been the mushrooms). He is survived by his sister Anita Solum, of Argyle, MN; children, (the ones we know about) Julie Heston of Spokane, WA, Robert Heston of Cheney, WA, Scott Heston of Wenatchee, WA and Charlene (Heston) Rippy of Portland, OR; numerous nieces and nephews; and grandchildren, George MacIndeor of Cambeltown, Scotland, Erik Heston of Cheney, WA, Emily Heston of Pullman, WA, Deven and Erin Heston, both of Wenatchee, WA, William and Harrison Rippy, both of Portland OR; first wife Joan (Meade) Morse and second wife Barbara (Hofford) Heston. No public service was held, we couldn't afford the open bar that he would have wanted. When you go to New York, you don't get off in Chicago! Rest in peace BFD, enjoy Eternal Happy Hour and may your glass always be half full! You and your humor will be missed but not forgotten. In remembrance, White Elephant is Closed on Sunday, please tip generously and never drink and drive! True Story.

Published in Spokesman-Review on Sept. 24, 2017
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