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Roger Irwin Powers

August 17, 1918 - April 22, 2014-


Roger PowersRoger was born on August 17, 1918 in Portland, Ore. to Fredric Powers and Grace Stewart.

After school, he spent some time in the army, but made his career in construction, which was “darn hard work.” Roger met Dorothy Lewis in Seattle, Wash. And married her. They were married for fifty-seven and a half years.

They had two children, Richard from California and Lynelda of North Dakota. Roger was an active member of the Madras Elks Lodge, the Oddfellows and the Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his son, Richard; daughter, Lynelda; four grandchildren, Robert Kerr; Kristin Springer; Michael Montoya and David Montoya; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Dorothy.

A celebration of Roger’s life will be held on Friday, May 2 at

4 p.m. at the Desert Inn Bar and Grill in Metolius.