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Roger P. Jaquess
March 4, 1945 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Roger Paul Jaquess, age 78, of Evansville, IN, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023, at home with his wife and daughter by his side.
He was born on March 4, 1945, to the late William and Edna (McRoberts) Jaquess. He was a Bosse High School graduate, class of 1963, and enjoyed every reunion. He was very sorry that he was not able to attend this year.
Roger joined the United States Air Force and was proud to serve from 1964-1968 as a Medic and a Researcher at the “School of Aerospace Medicine” in San Antonio, TX. Upon completing his time in the Air Force, he worked in the lab at Welborn Hospital while going to USI where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
He had several accounting jobs and retired as CEO of Green River of Owensboro where he was instrumental in the development of a childrens hospital. He was awarded a key to the city for his accomplishment.
Roger was very intelligent and was always wanting to learn how everything worked. He enjoyed boating, fishing, watching golf and Jeopardy, and working on genealogy for family and friends. He was able to trace his family back to descendants of the Mayflower.
He loved his family, and his daughter, Shannon was his pride and joy. He considers her graduation from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with her Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Degree to be his greatest accomplishment.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Shirley (Jourdan) Jaquess; daughter, Shannon Jaquess; and sister, Vicki Jaquess.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 27, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Steve Clayton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery where the American Legion Kapperman Post 44 will render military rites.
Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 26, 2023, and from 9:00 a.m. until service time, Friday, October 27, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Evansville Rescue Mission at 500 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713.
Boone Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Roger P. Jaquess. Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net