Lives Lived: Roger Rapp |

Lives Lived: Roger Rapp

Roger Rapp of Camptonville and Cataluna, Spain, died Feb. 18 of a heart attack. He was 59.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Camptonville School in Camptonville. Bring pictures, stories and music.

He was born Nov. 21, 1950, to Clifford and Jocelyn Rapp.

His true home was Camptonville, where he felt connected to its people and deeply rooted in its forest soil. But Mr. Rapp studied, lived and worked in many cultures around the world, where his incredible openness, unfailing kindness and genuine humility made him beloved by countless communities.

Mr. Rapp was a philosopher, teacher and maker of music and song. He was an amazing husband, father, brother and friend. He lived his life with grace, spoke with integrity and listened with an uncritical heart.

Shocked sorrow over news of his death and an outpouring of love lit up a network of caring on four continents.

Mr. Rapp is survived by his wife, Yakshi Vadeboncoeur; children, Halcyone, Elzeard and Jocelyn; and siblings, Jann DeMeire, Clifford Rapp Jr. and family, and Jean Bass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Skyline Harvest Eco-Contemplative, P.O, Box 338, Camptonville, CA 95922, or donate via Paypal at

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