Roger L. Spencer

Roger Louis Spencer passed away on May 24, 2018, in Port Angeles, Wash. He was 69 years old. Roger was born on Aug. 11, 1949, in Ellensburg, Wash., to Donald and Ada Spencer. He attended schools in Meridian, Ferndale and Hoquiam where he graduated in 1967. Roger played football, basketball, and ran track while in high school earning letters in all three sports. He was also the senior class vice-president.

After earning a degree in political science from Central Washington University, Roger came back to Hoquiam and spent 20 years with ITT Rayonier as head of their personnel and safety division. He also served six years on the Hoquiam City Council, where he enjoyed working with people in the community. His job eventually transferred him to Crane Creek and later to Forks. When ITT Rayonier moved its operations out of the Harbor, Roger, along with his brother-in-law, operated Thunderbird Boathouse and Marine Service in Port Angeles. It was there that he met his future wife, Carol. They resided in Sequim for 20 plus years.

When Roger retired, he and his wife moved to Oakland, Calif., where they lived for the past three years.

Roger is survived by his wife Carol; his mother, Ada; sisters Donna Shepherd and Toni (Bob) Houbregs; and niece Hannah and nephew Alex Houbregs. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald; his sister Cathy Anne; his brother-in-law Ron Shepherd and his brother Bruce. Roger was a kind and generous man and will be missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held in August at the Port Angeles Elks Club.