Roger Kevin Caughman

Bayfield, WI

1950 - 2013

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Published: January 23, 2013

Roger Kevin Caughman, age 62, of Bayfield, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, Wis. He was born July 16, 1950, in Siloam Springs, Ark., the son of Reece and Nadine (Ledford) Caughman.

He graduated from Siloam Springs High School in 1968 and from Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Ark., with a degree in recreation and park administration in 1972. Kevin worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as environmental advisor for disaster operations on over 60 federally declared disasters, including Hurricane Floyd, the Florida Hurricanes of 2006, Hurricane Katrina and the Midwest floods of 2008 and 2010.

He enjoyed the great outdoors, music and cooking for family and friends.

He is survived by his two daughters, Amber (Steve) Wood of Greenbrier, Ark., and Mary Caughman of Russellville, Ark.; the mother of his children, Joan Caughman of Russellville, Ark.; two grandchildren, Chanley Wood and Blakely Wood, both of Greenbrier, Ark.; his mother, Nadine Caughman of Springdale, Ark.; a sister, Anita Scism of Rogers, Ark.; a brother, Ken Caughman of Tahlequah, Okla.; several nieces and nephews; and his loving partner of many years, Bridget Weber of Bayfield, Wis.

Kevin took a year away from work to care for Bridget after her cancer diagnosis. He was the best patient advocate, never leaving her side.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Private memorial services will be held in Wisconsin and Arkansas. Memorial contributions may be made to: ATU Foundation, Cavalier Scholarship (in memory of Kevin Caughman), 8820 Tech Lane, Russellville, AR 72801 or to Regional Hospice Services Inc., 1913 Beaser Ave., Ashland, WI 54806.

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Arrangements are by the Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn, Wis.

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