Judith Roger

Judith A. "Judy" Roger

1943 - 2018

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Obituary of Judith Roger

Judy A Roger passed away on July 16, 2018 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Judy was born on December 29, 1943 to William G. and Aletha M. Macomber of Spokane WA. She is survived by her husband Phillip Roger of Gladstone OR and brother William C. Macomber of Ephrata WA.

Judy attended Rogers High School in Spokane (class of 62), Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington where she studied mycology. Judy was a life member of the Puget Sound Mycological Society and the Oregon Mycological Society. She served for 24 years as the Executive Secretary of the North American Mycological Association and helped found the Estacada Mycological Society. Judy was a board member of the Daniel Stuntz Foundation at the University of Washington and other organizations. Over the years she taught many mushroom identification and microscopy classes for these organizations and through local junior colleges.


Judy was also an avid  racer of Siberian husky sled dogs in the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband operated Spindrift Kennels for nearly twenty years in the Estacada area and produced several well-known lead dogs and Iditarod team dogs during that time.


Judy was also a life-long gardener, having been introduced to that activity by her grandfather, Meryl O. Beebe of Spokane. Most recently she was an active member of the Gladstone Gardening Association where she served as vice president for four years.

Services are pending at this time. 

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