Roger Dean Elder

roger elder

September 23, 1935 ~ June 13, 2022

Born in: Bismarck, North Dakota
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Roger Dean Elder,86, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at home. Graveside service will be Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Everman Cemetery. Roger was born September 23, 1935, in Bismarck North Dakota. His parents, Max Wood Elder and Marian (Anderson) Elder left North Dakota for De Queen Arkansas, where Roger completed his high school education. He moved to Texas after graduation and began working. He was drafted into the Army and spent time in Germany. Roger returned home to Arlington and continued his work for O B O’Dell. Roger married Faye Louise Bean on April 22, 1966. They were happily married for 56 years. They lived in Arlington until his death. He worked for 30 years for Aerospace Technology a Triumph Group Company when he retired. Roger loved old trucks, motorcycles, airplanes and reading. He could fix almost anything and spent hours working on these endeavors.
Roger is survived by his wife, Faye Louise Elder and his sister, Patricia Snowden, brother-in-law Dr. Joe C Bean and wife Patricia Bean, sister-in-laws, Martha Weber, Wilna Bean, and nephews Gary Snowden and wife Freda, Michael Gabler, Gregory Bean, Roy E. (Chip) Bean and wife Sissy Bean, nieces Cindy Renfro, Cheryle Bean-Espree and husband Harry, Marcia Gunn and husband Randy Gunn, Michelle Singleton and husband Leslie Singleton, great nephews Christopher Snowden and wife Allyson, Ryan Snowden and wife Terrinda Snowden, Grant Gabler, Dustin Gabler, Trey Bean and wife, Rebecca Bean, Harrison Espree and wife Maddison Espree, Matt Singleton, great nieces, Audrey Gunn-Burgess and husband Tony Burgess, Kathleen Strickland and husband Spencer Strickland, Ellen Gunn ,Mindi Watson, Brooke Ray and husband Matthew Ray, Melanie Carpenter and her husband Kelly, Lacey Espree and husband Al Rios, Kori Bean, Paige Shires and husband Zack Shires. Along with great, great nephews, nieces and friends.


Graveside Service: June 16, 2022 10:00 am

Everman Cemetery
900 E. Enon Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76140

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  1. CandleImageWishing you peace in your hearts and minds. Memories will carry you through the difficult times and help you cope with your loss. Sincerest condolences…

  2. CandleImageOur sincere condolences to the family of Roger Dean Elder.

    Daniel and Virginia Loftis McCauley

  3. Oh, Faye – I was so sad to learn of your loss. My heart breaks for you. Wishing you comfort in the coming days. – Diane Dyess

  4. The world has truly lost an amazing person. I will miss him and his beautiful smile. I love my Uncle and he holds a very special place in my heart that will never be untouched. You certainly will be missed.

  5. CandleImageThe world has truly lost an amazing person. He will be deeply missed. He will always hold a very special place in my heart.

  6. CandleImageFaye I was so sorry to learn Roger had passed away- I am sending you a huge hug and hope your years of sweet memories & your families love will help you get through this sad time.

  7. Rest In Peace Uncle Roger , still remember you taking us to the movies ❤️Hugs and prayers to you Aunt Faye, love you lots🙏

  8. Dearest Faye.
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Sheila Randolph

  9. Faye,
    I am so sad for your loss of Roger. I know the days ahead will be
    stressful and sad, and I will have you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your many memories will be of Comfort to you.
    With Sympathy,
    Cindy Larson

  10. To the Family of Roger Elder:
    I send my sincere sympathies to your family.
    I met Roger when I worked for the Triumph Group in Fort Worth. Roger shared stories about his life in the military, his years working at the Aerospace company, flying you and himself to various places, and land and cattle. I enjoyed knowing Roger, admired his many accomplishments and respected him greatly.
    Isaiah 41:10
    “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
    May the Lord comfort you and give the you peace during this time of grief.
    Myra Roberts
    Wichita Falls, Tx

  11. Faye, Walter and I are sorry to learn of Roger’s passing. Sending up prayers for Peace and Comfort.
    Much love, Tamara

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