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Roger Leroy Green

June 17, 1932 November 3, 2018
Roger Leroy Green
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Roger Leroy Green, 86, passed away at home on November 3, 2018, with his wife and daughters by his side. He returned home under the direction of Peace Hospice and was lovingly cared for by his wife and daughters.

Cremation was handled by O’Connor Funeral Home. Burial is being handled by Kirkwood Funeral Home in Malta. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Malta Lutheran Church on November 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Malta Cemetery.

Roger was born June 17, 1932 in Forks, Montana in a three room homestead. He was number seven of eight children born to George and Ethel Green. In 1945, a car accident took the lives of both parents. Roger was in the car and suffered serious injuries. He spent his school years between his two married sisters. Mostly with Margaret, and they formed a close bond.

In 1950, he met Myrna Turner. They were married in 1952, and had three children: Wayde, Karen and Kim. Roger farmed in the Content and South Wagner areas until moving to Great Falls in 1966. Margaret lost her husband and Roger knew he should be the one to help his sister. Roger worked at General Distributing until a back injury forced him to quit and have surgery. In 1973, he went to work for the Great Falls School District and was First Engineer at Great Falls High, retiring in 1992.

In 1974, contact was made with relatives in Norway. All contact was lost when his father died, although attempts were unsuccessfully made. Roger, Myrna, Kim and sister, Mildred, made the first trip to Norway. One sibling, a brother of his fathers, was still alive. It was a joyous reunion. Roger and Myrna made a second trip in later years. Several of the relatives in Norway made trips to Montana.

In 1994, Roger and Myrna purchased a motor home and traveled all 48 states. They also traveled to Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, and Wales.

Roger loved woodworking and built many beautiful keepsakes for his family. He also loved to remodel houses. He and Wayde built a cabin in the Lincoln area which he enjoyed for 27 years.

Roger was preceded in death by his son Wayde, brothers George, Donald, Dale and Carl, and sister Margaret. Roger is survived by his wife Myrna of Great Falls; daughters Karen (Mike) Lyon of Mead, WA, Kim Green of Great Falls; five grandchildren Jeff and April (Wayde) and Chani, Lacey and Alice (Karen); twelve great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Terrie Green of Seattle; sister Mildred Boothe of Billings, MT; brother Robert Green of Carson City, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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