On the evening of June 3, 2013, Roger passed away at Hurricane Rehabilitation Center in Hurricane, UT. Roger was 64 years old. He was born July 9, 1948, in Anaconda, MT, the second child of Susan Alfreda Palmer and Wilmer Simon Fewins.
Roger lived a full life of adventure; enthusiastically seeking new learning opportunities and guiding those whose lives he touched. He was a Viet Nam veteran working as a mechanic during his term with the Army. Roger also worked for a time with his dad at the Anaconda Mining Co., and spent many years drafting plans for new buildings. In more recent years he pursued his interests in gunsmithing and opened his own store.
He enjoyed all kinds of outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, white water rafting, hunting, and building his own home. He traveled as often as possible, always taking the road less traveled and enjoying the sites. His hobbies centered around working with his hands, such as wood working, and rebuilding guns and cars.
Roger always had a kind word and a smile for everyone he met and was looked upon by many as a father figure. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather, and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife – Bonnie Fewins, brother – Robert Fewins and family, sister – Linda Warner and family, 7 daughters and their families – Shelly Holzheier, Melinda Haller, Mandy Ryan, Dana Lewis, Karly Peek, Kayce Fewins, and Amy Freier, 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City.
Flowers and memorials may be sent to Bonnie Fewins, c/o Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home, 1717 Main St., Miles City, Montana. If you wish to send condolences, an online forum has been prepared at www.stevensonandsons.com as well.
We would like to send a special thanks to the cancer care teams in the Salt Lake City, UT and Topeka, KS VA centers, as well as to the many nurses and caretakers at Hurricane Rehabilitation Center in Hurricane, UT for providing Roger’s care over the last few years.
Quotes Dad used to say…
“I’m not here for a long time, I’m here for a good time.”