In Memory

Roger Alpaugh

Roger Alpaugh

Roger Alpaugh was born April 20, 1944 and sadly passed away a few weeks after his 79th birthday on May 1, 2023. Unfortunatley, we don't have much information on Roger's life or his death.  When we were looking for classmates for our reunions, we had false information that Roger had passed away.  However, Judy Hanson Dillard (S'62) found him and he came to our 51st Reunion Picnic in 2013.  There's a picture of him in our Photo Shoebox. 

In high school Roger and his two really good friends, Stan Hailey and Bob Helton, both S'62, were known as the Three Musketeers, and they had a lot of fun together!  He was also good friends with Bob Shaffer (S'62).

After high school Roger joined the Navy and served as a computer tech, state-side in China Lake, California.  He then carried that work on as a civilian until he retired.  He didn't have much family and his life was full of sadness.  He was married and divorced a few times.  

The past twelve years, Roger lived in Lake Havasu Arizona and our website was one of the ways he and Bob Helton kept in contact from time to time.  Sadly, Roger lived a closed-off life and didn't do much socializing as he suffered so much in lonliness.  He did come to know the Lord as his savior and told Bob and his wife, Phylis, that he had changed his address to Heaven.  Now Roger is there.  Rest in peace, dear classmate.   


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07/10/11 10:07 AM #1    

Robert Shaffer

You were a good buddy.


Zu fruh hat die Strasse beendet. Frieden.

09/24/11 11:34 PM #2    

Jim Blumel

See you on the other side, Roger.  Jim Blumel

05/19/23 08:16 PM #3    

Judy Hanson (Dillard)

I was shocked and saddened to hear this. Roger & I talked a few times after I found him and I was so glad he attended the picnic. He seemed to enjoy himself talking with classmates. May he find Peace and Happiness in his new home. He will be missed.

05/19/23 08:52 PM #4    

Sue King (Ross)

God be with you Roger.


05/19/23 09:57 PM #5    

Ronald LeVar

Do Not Weep…


Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush,

I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,

I am the star shine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom,

I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there.  I do not die.

05/22/23 09:31 AM #6    

Bonnie Benson (Concialdi)

I didn't know Roger very well in high school but I remember hm as being rather quiet and a nice guy.  Before our 50th Reunion when we thought Roger had died and then Judy found him and he came to our 51st Picnic, it was so good to see him!  I remember telling him that we thought he was dead and he just laughed!  So sad to think his life was sad but it was heartwarming to hear how his good friend, Bob Helton and wife, Phylis, cared about him through all these years after high school.  May he rest in peace.

05/22/23 10:32 AM #7    

Jim Blumel

I thought I was going to see you one more time. My fault, I can't fix it and I miss you. Bob Helton, if you see this send me a note. Would like to know what you are doing in this strange and wonderful world. Jim Blumel

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