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...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH FRIDAY. HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER VALLEYS...CENTRAL BASIN...AND IN LOWER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 9 PM PDT

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Roger Lee Hodgson

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Roger Lee Hodgson

November 13, 1939 ~ May 29, 2014

Roger Lee Hodgson passed away May 29, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born in Port Angeles, WA on November 13, 1939, to William S. and Selma (Petersen) Hodgson. He moved to Omak, WA at the age of six with his mother and brother and attended Omak Grade School. The family moved to Wenatchee when he was 12 years old, where he graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1957. Roger enlisted in the Army Reserves and received the Top Marksman award while at basic training. He attended Wenatchee Valley College and Washington State University studying Pomology. He married Sandra Snitily on July 27, 1963. They moved to Omak and he began his lifelong occupation as an apple/cherry grower. He was a third generation orchardist raising 51 crops on his grandfather’s, Soren Petersen, original homestead at Duck Lake. Roger and Sandra celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last year in 2013.

During his life, he was past President of the Okanogan County Horticultural Association. He worked as a crop insurance adjuster for 40 years, proudly representing ProAg and Crop West Insurance Companies and was a board member for several fruit warehouses and Grower’s Credit. Roger coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. He was his families’ #1 fan and he always gave praise, encouragement and support whenever needed. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

Roger is survived by his wife, Sandra of Omak; brother, Bill (Helen) of Olympia; sons, Mike of Omak, and Doug (Cristina) of East Wenatchee; and three grandchildren, Hunter, Michael “Paco” and Cassidy of Oregon.

A Celebration of Roger’s Life will held later at the family home.

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