In memory of

Roger Fewins, age 64, of Utah formerly of Miles City.

July 9, 1948 – June 3, 2013

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.”

Memories

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  1. carma Fewins says:

    When We lived in Olympia, Washigton we spent a lot of time with
    Roger and Cindy. Roger always had sharp knives at his house and I was not used to having sharp knives and I would be helping with dishes or cutting something and would cut myself. Not badly but regularly. So the joke would be that Carma’s coming over hide the knives.

    We had a wonderful visit with Roger and Bonnie just a few weeks ago. We went out for lunch and remised. It was a great time and I am so thanful that we had that time together. So many memories each special in their own way.

  2. J Johnson says:

    Dear Family and Friends of Roger Fewins – Please be comforted by promises found in the Bible at this difficult time. Continue to dwell on the happy memories and fine qualities that you remember about Mr. Fewins. The Bible book of Hebrews reminds us that God does not forget all of the love and fine works shown by his servants (Heb 6:10). Please look forward to the joy of again seeing Mr. Fewins in perfect Paradise conditions. Faith in these Bible promises will hopefully ease the pain of loss. Meanwhile we have the opportunity to follow Jesus’ instruction to continue to take in Bible knowledge that leads to everlasting life (John 17:3).

  3. “A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but always a guiding light whose love shows us the way. The warm light of your love shines in my memories and in my heart, reminding me of your guidance, your care and, most of all, your love.” – Thomas Kinkade

  4. Also survived by 1 son and family – Anthony Chilson

  5. Midge (Wind) Bentley says:

    A high school classmate – AHS Class of 1966. May he rest in peace, and may the family find comfort in beautiful memories.

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