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Roger Russell Stafford

April 22, 1943 ~ March 15, 2022 (age 78)


Roger Russell Stafford went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 15, 2022. Born April 22, 1943, in Illinois, he lived in San Diego County since 1968. He started working for the San Diego Marshal’s Office in 1969 and retired as Assistant Marshal in 2000, after more than 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney H. Stafford and Suzanne (Cuvillier) Stafford Veland and three half siblings: Alice (Stafford) Noakes, Edwin C. Stafford, and Sidney R. Stafford.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of 60 years; son, Ronald & wife Jane Stafford; daughter, Stacie & husband, John Maisey; grandchildren: Brooke (Maisey) Wester & husband, Jordee Wester; Brandon Maisey & wife, Lindsay Maisey; Braelynn (Maisey) Castellon & husband, Martin Castellon; Bryce Maisey; Rafe Stafford & Isabella Stafford; great-grandchildren: Emerlyn Wester, Kensleigh Wester and River Maisey. One more great -grandson, baby Wester due the eighth of May; brother, Robert Z. Stafford, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews.


He was a member of Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido. Interment will be at Dearborn Memorial Park in Poway.

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