Rodney was an educator working in small schools in western Nebraska before bringing his family to the Willamette Valley in the summer of 1959. He began his Oregon career as a teacher/principal of Silver Crest, in the Silverton Hills, Silverton, Ore., followed by a similar position at Monitor, northeast of Silverton. In 1969, the family moved to to Mabton, Wash., where he accepted a position as principal.
In 1971, he moved back to Oregon to serve as principal of the Oakland, Ore. elementary schools. Later he became superintendent of that district. In 1983, he moved to Butte Falls and was the superintendent/principal of the grade school. Later, he moved to Washington for three years and then return to Oregon to work in Prospect. He retired from there.
He loved fishing, spending time with his little dog, Poquita, and as an educator, working with children.
He married Janet McNaughton on Mar. 5, 1948, in Omaha, Neb. She preceded him in death on Aug 7, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Vernon, and a daughter-in-law, Karon Hascall.
He is survived by brothers, Roger (Donna) of Bridgeport, Neb., and Eugene, of Torrington,Wyo., son, Michael (Susan) of Columbia Falls, Mont., daughter, Alice Amaya, of Central Point; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Conger-Morris.