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Roger Lee McLean

Posted 2019-10-06 by mhenderson
Published in the Daily Miner on Oct. 5, 2019 -
Kingman, Arizona -

On Sept. 26, 2019, Roger Lee McLean, 70, passed away surrounded by
family. Roger was born May 5, 1949 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years Cynthia McLean; children
Amanda, Todd, Connie, Jenifer, September and Tina; sisters Debbie,
Marjorie and Marilyn; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, and many other family members and friends who were part of
his life, and all of whom he admired, cherished and loved with all of
his heart. Roger was preceded in death by his father Eldon McLean,
mother Constance Rayles and son Jacob D. McLean.

Roger had an eccentric, spiritual personality. He possessed a God-
given talent as a musician, songwriter and performer. He played an
acoustic guitar, left-handed, upside down. His songs were written from
his heart through his life experiences, love, faith, pain, death,
addiction, recovery, spirituality, growth and his
children/wife/family/friends. He said “My music was always, always,
always my psychiatrist and healer."

Roger dedicated his life to playing guitar, writing and with a blessed
talent that drew people to him. His music was his autobiography, each
song told the story of a time in life that he overcame or struggled
through or it was a story or an experience into growth and healing.

His goal in life was always to better his relationships with his
children, spouse and family. We will treasure his songs that will help
us grieve and heal for the rest of our lives. Roger loved entertaining
people and if you were part of his life you were part of his journey.

Roger had a big presence and a personality, full of spirit, character,
passion and humor. He was always outspoken and full of charm. When
Roger expressed his love he would say "I love you from the bottom of
my heart, to the middle of my soul, to the marrow of my bones." He
will be deeply missed by all of us. We would like to thank everyone
who has reached out to us during this difficult time with love and
support.

Our family welcomes you to join us for a potluck style, Celebration of
Life for Roger Lee McLean on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the
Fraternal Order of Eagles 4536 Patsy Drive. Please bring a dish along
with any memories, thoughts or stories you would like to share in lieu
of flowers, and in Honor of Roger, please be kind to someone, call a
relative or friend you haven't reached out to recently, forgive
someone, and always appreciate the "PRECIOUS MOMENTS" you have with
your loved ones during your life.





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