Lonnie David Roth passed away at his home in Hood River, Ore., on July 3, 2018, at the age of 73. Lonnie “Lonzo” was born in Sterling, Colo., to Ovadell and Lester Roth on March 1, 1945. Their family moved to Lyle, later that same year. He attended schools in the Lyle School District from kindergarten through his senior year, graduating from Lyle High School in 1963. Lonnie joined the U.S. Navy in 1965 and then proudly served with the U.S. Marines as an F.M.F. Navy Corpsman in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1969.
Lonnie married Kathy Johnson in 1965 and they had three children, son John Roth (Sandie) of Lyle, daughters Kim Hartley (Pat) of Stevenson, and Tracy King (Jeff) of Goldendale. The couple later divorced. Lonnie married Pat Campbell on July 11, 1981, adding to his family Chennie Scoville-Wright (Preston) of Florida and Shelley Scoville-Peltier (Chris) of Medford, Ore.
Lonnie worked as a bartender and on various construction projects through a laborers union. He was a sawyer at Hanel Lumber Company until their closure. At that time he went back to school, earning his certification as a phlebotomist, a position in which he worked until his retirement. Lonnie was very active in the laborers’ union during his years at Hanel Lumber Company and was a member of the White Salmon Elks.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Pat Roth; son John Patrick Roth; daughters Kimberly Jo Hartley, Tracy Lyn King; stepdaughters Chennie Scoville-Wright and Shelley Scoville-Peltier; sister Kathy Roth; sister-in-law Mary Mitchell (Gary); granddaughters, Kristin Brown, Amanda Picklesimer and Karlee Roth; grandsons Jason Tanaka, Jacob Tanaka, Peyton Peltier, Preston Peltier; great-grandchildren Ryker Tomenga, Tabor Tanaka, Mailynn Tanaka, Tayla Tanaka, Taylor Tanaka, Brooklynn Tanaka; Auntie Nita; his beloved dog Lucy Lou, along with many nephews, nieces and lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his nephew Ronnie, brother Dale, father Lester, sisters Sharon and Phyllis, mother Ovadell, nephew Terry and brother Dan.
Memorial services will be held at 4 P.M. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Anderson’s Tribute Center in Hood River.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his honor in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center to the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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