February 27, 1948 - February 20, 2013
Peter Benson Roth, died February 20, 2013 of cancer.
Pete was born February 27, 1948 in Los Angeles to Nancy and Robert W. Roth. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School, earned a Bachelor's degree from Willamette University, and Master's from WOU. Pete taught elementary and middle school music for the North Santiam School district for 32 years and founded The American Roots Music Festival.
Survivors include his wife Elaine Yandle-Roth and son Ben of West Linn, mother Nancy Roth and sister Kathy Rogers of Carmel, brother Dan Roth of Spokane, sister Lisa McDonald of Lake Oswego, and a large extended family. His father Bob Roth preceded him in death.
A celebration of life will be held March 16th from 3 to 5 in Cummins Hall at Christ Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 3, 2013