Roger Andrew Barnhouse

August 07, 1919 - June 12, 2019

Roger Andrew Barnhouse

August 07, 1919 - June 12, 2019


Roger was born on August 7, 1937 in New Brighton, PA to Merle and Louise Barnhouse. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were married in 1963 in Providence, MA and together they had three children. They moved to Whatcom County from Pennsylvania in 1970. A proud Navy Vietnam veteran, Roger supported many local veteran organizations including the American Legion Post 7 and Honor Flight. He was the former president of Bellingham Central Lions Club and worked as a Steamfitter/Pipefitter for Union Local 49.

A man of many interests, Roger enjoyed fishing, rock hounding, going to Starbucks, cheering on the Mariners and Pittsburgh Steelers, speed skating, Big Foot hunting, and watching for UFOs. More than anything, Roger loved his family and friends. His proudest moments were the births of his children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter. He always said “I love you” when saying goodbye. A happy, thoughtful, and caring man, Roger was a true humanitarian.

Roger was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, in 1995; son, Roger L. Barnhouse IN 2018, and his parents, Merle and Louise.

Survivors include his daughter, Edna (Rocky) Jenkins of Kennewick, WA; son, Corry (Marisa) Barnhouse, of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter-in-law, Christina (Roger) Barnhouse, of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Marissa Lopez, Maggie Lopez, Thomas Barnhouse, and Jacob Barnhouse; great-granddaughter, Sophia Gray; seven nieces and nephews, and his dear friends Trish Alexander and Bill Bliss.

A celebration of Roger’s life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Honor Flight (175 South Tuttle Road Springfield, OH 45505).

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1 responses to Roger Andrew Barnhouse

  1. Kristin says:

    I used to go to the Cordata Starbucks at its old location, nearly every day. There was always this wonderful older gentleman named Roger, who was also there every day, and he would always sit at the espresso bar. We often chatted and it became apparent to me that not only did I adore him, but he was truly beloved by the staff at this store.

    These people all recently transferred over to their newly designed and constructed building (now open for maybe close to a year)- this included Roger, of course. In fact, I mentioned to him just a couple of weeks ago how happy I was to see him there, and that I’m convinced that they included a bar with seating at this new store (not usually available in most of the Starbucks), just for him; he smiled and did not disagree.

    Rest In Peace, dearest Roger, and please know how very much you are, and will always be, missed.

    Yes, they’re saving his seat for him.

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