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Roger Malan Waterfall

Roger Malan Waterfall, born March 15, 1927, in Ogden, Utah, son of Clarence F. Waterfall and Pauline Malan, died August 20, 2019.

In 1940, the family moved to East Kaysville where his father planted 540 fruit trees and raised horses, cows, chickens, pigs and dogs. After Roger joined the Navy, he then graduated from Davis High in 1945. He served aboard the Aircraft Carrier Petrof Bay in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he attended Weber College and earned his private pilot’s license.

Roger served an LDS mission in the North-Central States. Completing that assignment, he began work with his father and brothers at the Clarence Waterfall Company—ready mixed concrete, gravel pits, road construction and utilities.

He married Jolene Pearson, rearing three children: Neff (JoAnn), Stacy and Marcy (Kevin). Divorced, he married Jarie Lee Wilson, helped to raise Jarie’s children: Jeffry (deceased), Bobbi and Debry; rearing English (Duane), Bristol (deceased) and Abby (deceased), with 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren that he loved spending his time with.

Roger was a fine artist, excelling in sculpture. He earned a BS from the University of Utah, apprenticing under Avard Fairbanks. He earned an MFA at Utah State University and began his career as Art Director in both junior high and high schools.

Private services to be held at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

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A Money Tree was sent on September 5, 2019

Love the Olson family

Expression of Sympathy Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

Karen Neff Miner
Roger was a great friend for many years and I deeply appreciated his friendship. We enjoyed many good times as well as sorrowful ones also. I have beautiful artwork that he created for me and my family in the years he resided in Ogden on Polk Street; and these will serve to remind me of his thoughtfulness as well as his great art ability. Roger say hello to Rod and Bryant for me. With love and appreciation to you, Karen

Karen P. Neff Miner Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Waterfall

Brittney ( Waterfall) Lafitaga Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM

I love you grandpa & I will miss you deeply. I will miss our long talks about our family history and your amazing stories about your journey through life. I have many child hood memories I will hold deer to my heart, we will miss your creative costumes at our annual Halloween parties. Thank you for all your support through out my life and being a great grandpa to my children. I m so thankfuk for you, wuthout you none of it would be possible. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us all these years they will be cherished. I love you, until we meet again. Give my Dad a luv & a kiss for us

Brittney ( Waterfall) Lafitaga Aug 23 2019 12:00 AM