Roger William Hall (Oct. 24, 1959-Oct. 5, 2021) enjoyed a very full life, though too short, with the many people who love him.

Roger was a dedicated father to Audrey Jean Hall whom he adored and cherished. He was equally committed to her mother, his partner, Audreena Wantt for over 32 years. His friends became part of his family because of his passion, love, sincerity and dedication towards the many people he knew. He maintained and fostered friendships that began in grade school at Hoaglin/Zenia and Covelo. He would go to any length to physically, financially, and emotionally help the people he loved. If you ever had a need for assistance, support, shelter or someone to sit and enjoy the moment with, he was there. His love of his family and his friends was unwavering. Roger never really met a stranger and shared his love of life and laughter freely. Words cannot describe the moments with Roger and the importance they held for him as well.

Shortly after graduating from Round Valley High School, he traveled to Alaska, and later with LSI to states such as South Carolina as a welder. He was an avid fisherman, accomplished horseman, gifted gardener, straight shooter figuratively and literally, and experienced logger who was no stranger to hard work and long days. He valued and treasured antiques and Indian artifacts; preserving, treasuring and respecting their history and purpose.

The loss of Roger cannot be explained with words, but is felt by each person who knew and cared for him. He would always want us to cherish the happy memories with him and not focus on the loss we feel.

He is survived by Audreena Wantt, ‘the love of his life” and mother of his one and only child, Audrey Jean Hall; mother, Lois Hall; father, Charles Hall; brother, Michael Hall; sister, Kathy O’Day; nieces, Natasha Zabinski (her son, Alexander Demello) Cheyenne Zabinski, and Brittney Hall; and Baldosser (Schlink), Shannon, Nemitz and Bugenig cousins. Many of his passions and talents were heavily influenced by his grandparents Kate Ramey, Viva, George, and Darotha (Dodie) Hall. He said he often felt jealous because his Grandmother Dodie loved and was loved by so very many people and he didn’t want to share her. However, his love and support reached out just as far with the same passion and compassion.

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