Roy Joseph Codere, a ten-year resident of Colville, passed away on July 23, 2014 in Spokane at the age of 82. He was born on Sep.8, 1931 in Lake Linden, MI to Stanley and Eliza¬¨beth (Racine) Codere.
Roy started his education in Lake Linden and gradu¬¨ated high school there in 1949. After graduating, he went into the United States Air Force in 1952 and in 1956 was hon¬¨orably discharged.
Roy met the love of his life, Barbara Smith, when he re¬¨turned to Detroit, MI. The two were married on August 24, 1963 and started their life together. He started working in the grocery business and later on the couple had their own store. Roy and Barbara worked side by side for sev¬¨eral years before selling the store and moving to South Caro¬¨lina. When Roy re¬¨tired in 1993 from Diamond Boardt tool manufacturing, the couple moved to Florida and Roy ended up getting a part-time job at the local grocery store just to keep busy.
Roy loved to tend to his flower gardens and all the flower- beds around the house; he was an outdoor kind of guy. He also loved to read books, loved to laugh and was an all-around teaser. Roy was always looking for that next laugh and had a great since of humor. He had a love for life and a love for all those around him.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Barbara Cod¬¨ere; his sisters-in-law, Nancy Tower and her husband, Bill; Judy Austin and her husband, Leon; his closest niece, Karen Ramanauskas, and her husband, Steve, along with several other nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass for Roy will be held on July 30 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish in Colville.
Please go online to www.danekasfuneralchapel.com and sign the guestbook.
Danekas Funeral Chapel is entrusted with the arrange¬¨ments.