LEWISTON – Roderick Lee Garland passed away on Dec. 31, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born on Aug. 21, 1957, in Hartford, Conn., son of Wallace and Louise (Burhoe) Garland.

Rick vacationed in Maine before moving with his family to California at a young age. As he grew older, he remembered the love he had for the natural beauty and wildlife that Maine had to offer. He chose to move back to New England where he raised his children and started his own painting business in a small town in Maine.

Rick excelled at many things and loved to teach others how to as well. Home improvement, gardening, and barbecuing were just a few of his skills; he was truly a jack-of-many trades. He was a fan of motorcycles and antiques, and enjoyed playing poker, flying kites, watching football/Nascar, as well as spending time with family and friends. His grandchildren adored him and knew him as, “Papa”.

Roderick is survived by his stepson, Michael Peck of California; daughter, Natasha and husband, Jeremy Christl of Auburn; his stepdaughter, Jaimee and husband, David Wellington, of Lisbon; daughter, Tanya and husband, Shawn Goodwin, of Hebron; daughters, Charity and Chasity Garland of Lisbon; his grandchildren, Keigen, Dylan, Marlee, Riley, Reese, Hayden, and Lana; as well as his partner, Stephanie Hallmon of Lewiston. He leaves behind his siblings, Wallace, Cheryl, and Craig. He was predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Louise Garland; and daughter-in-law, Joy Welling.

A celebration of life will be held between the hours of 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Break Coffee Shop, 158 Court St., Auburn, for those who would like pay their respects.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine.

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