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Roger Lee Fouts


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Roger Lee Fouts Obituary
April 20, 1950 - January 1, 2017 Roger Lee Fouts lost his courageous battle against cancer on January 1, 2017 in Van Nuys, CA. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Raymond and Lucy Adelade Fouts, his half-brother Raymond Fouts and half-sister Mildred Watson. His immediate family survivors are sister Cora Ann Fouts, nieces Kris Holiday and Kim Hively, and half-sister `Doris Nelson, along with other nieces, nephews and cousins. His California family, Debbie Cohen & Bernadette Armstrong, Charlie Adams & Mike Stokesberry, and Ricardo Ayala & Barry Grayson. Roger was born on April 20, 1950 in Onawa, IA. After high school he attended Drake University. After graduating from Drake he moved to Steamboat Springs and became a ski instructor. Believing himself to be a triple threat: Singer (never had a lesson), Dancer (never had a lesson), Actor (his great looks, charm and supreme wit), he left the chilly slopes of Colorado for the bright lights and warmth of So. California to make his mark as an actor. He found the same success of many talented actors - Waiter in some of the finest restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. Roger found his true calling when he began teaching 3rd Grade at Newcastle Elementary School in Reseda, CA. Roger inspired his students to think outside the box, to imagine the world they wanted and to go after their dreams. His Mr. Math (with cape) demystified math, his Santa Claus kept everyone, laughing. His heart and compassion shined as he judged the yearly Talent Show. His Halloween costumes brought out his artistry and creative mind: Mad Hatter, Bag of M & M, Ursula and Voodoo King to name a few. Roger left this earth way too soon. He leaves behind a vast network of close friends. He was a teacher, friend, travel companion, fashion consultant, jokester and good man. Those of us who knew him well, will mourn the loss of this much loved man. Friends and family alike would like to thank the staff of Kaiser Permanente and the Kaiser Hospice team for the love and care they gave Roger during his year-long battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations in Roger's name be made to Newcastle Elementary School in Reseda or any animal rescue organization of your choice.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2017
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