Passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the age of 94. He was born into the cowboy lifestyle on February 17, 1919, in Union, OR, to Frank and Blanche Hogg. He grew up and went to school in eastern Oregon. While living there he rode bronc and bulls in the rodeos. At one of those rodeos he met fellow cowboy and actor Ben Johnson. One of the photos of him being bucked off of a horse was used in large scale on the side of a barn for advertisement. In 1942 he married the love of his life Oretta Wilson. They had four children. He worked on the railroad in Hermiston, Oregon, as a breakman. He also worked as a breakman in the US Army from 1942-45 in Africa and Italy. After moving to Roseburg, OR, he went to work for the Douglas County Road Department. After 23 years he retired in the position of foreman of the bridge paint crew. He was in the Sheriffs reserve. One of his proudest moments was leading the rodeo parade on his “Harley”. He was also a member of the Roseburg Rumble Bees Motorcycle Club, which were at one time 80 members strong. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to be with his family and friends. He was also a member of the First Christian Church in Roseburg. In 1961, he married his second wife, Ethel Abbott. He is survived by daughters: LaDona Noyes [Dan]; Ronda Malone [Dave] and son Wade Hogg [Debbie]; stepdaughter, Maxine Dow [Richard]; stepson, Jerry Abbott all of Roseburg; grandchildren: Desiree Bright; Jayson Pingleton; Becky Robinson; Byron Smith; and Mike Hogg; step-grandchildren: Donna Lackey; David Lackey; Mike Dow; Nannette Goodin; Lori Dow; Tom Dow; Derek Abbott; Jennifer Michaels; and Marla Parker. He was preceded in death by daughter, Sandra Hogg; parents, Frank and Blanche Hogg; wives: Oretta Richardson and Ethel Hogg; siblings: Johnny Hogg; Gladys Towle; and Dorothy Parker; stepchildren: Don Abbott; Linda and Dick Casebeer. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on April 20, 2013 at the First Christian Church, 432 SE Kane St in Roseburg.
Frank Leroy Hogg Jr.
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