Roger Taylor Fleming

Roger Taylor Fleming

Roger Taylor Fleming, age 77, of Renton, WA passed away August 30th, 2017 from Parkinson’s disease.

Roger was born in Paola, Kansas on April 16th, 1940 to Fenton and Eva Fleming. Roger grew up in Hoquiam, WA and graduated from Hoquiam High School in1958.

He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1962.

Roger and Marilyn Rosevear were married August 4th, 1963 in Aberdeen, WA. The Flemings moved to Hampton, VA where Roger served in the U.S. Army at the Continental Army Command Headquarters at Fort Monroe. Marilyn taught third grade at the post military school. The Flemings returned to Seattle following his discharge from the military and later moved to Renton. Roger spent most of his career in the healthcare field. He worked for Travelers Insurance, Washington-Alaska Blue Cross and several Seattle area hospitals. Rogers’ longest period of employment was as Director of Patient Accounts for Providence Hospital Seattle (now Swedish at Cherry Hill).

Roger loved the outdoors. He was a life-long runner, hiker and backpacker. He enjoyed the cartoon character Charlie Brown; folk music – Simon and Garfunkel, Limelighters, Joan Baez, Kingston Trio. He always ended a conversation with “Take care”.

Roger leaves behind his wife Marilyn, son Daniel, brother Ron Fleming, sister Diane LaRocque (Don), one grandchild, in-laws Larry Rosevear and Dr.Robert Rosevear, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Burial service will be held at 11:A.M. Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery and a memorial Service at 11:A.M. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Fairwood Community UMC, 15255 S.E. Fairwood Blvd. Renton, Wa. 98058-8645. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to your favorite charity.

2 Responses to “Roger Taylor Fleming”

  • Betty Beard says:

    Sending our sympathies, love and caring to everyone from your Kansas family.

  • Paulamarie Scholter says:

    I worked for Roger at West Seattle Hospital. He was a fine and kind man. I respected him very much. He gave me many opportunities in the field. God Rest his Soul he was a real gentleman in every since.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

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