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Roger Alberto Ek Góngora: ‘Survived by His Heartbroken Parents, Loving Family, Close Friends, Teachers, and Classmates’


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Roger Alberto Ek Góngora

The family of Roger Alberto Ek Góngora sadly shares that Roger passed away unexpectedly at Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland on December 8th, 2021.  Roger was born on March 22, 2004, in Yucatan, Mexico, seventeen years old and was a member of the Fort Bragg High School Class of 2022.

Roger was the adored son of Maria Verónica Reyes and Jorge Ramón Ek Poot. He is survived by his heartbroken parents, loving family, close friends, teachers, and classmates. He leaves behind his brother, Felipe Vincent Ek Góngora and sister-in-law, Cinthia Jiminez Uicab of Yucatan, Mexico; sister, Maricruz White and brother-in-law, Will White and brother, Jorge Ramón Ek Góngora and sister-in-law, Kayla Ek of Fort Bragg, California and his cherished girlfriend, Ana Romero. Roger was a loving uncle to his nephew and nieces, William Martin White-Ek, Kaleah Anahi Ek, Jessie Angelyn Ek Jiminez and to Nova Holly Ek, who will be born in February 2022.

A celebration of life will be in January 2022, but a date has still not been set. Empire Mortuary Services of Ukiah will be holding private services for the family.

The family would like to thank the Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund and Fort Bragg Unified School District and everyone supporting our family emotionally. Donations to help the family may be made to MCCF Fund, P O Box 1616, Mendocino, CA 95460 or to the Zelle Account of Roger’s mother, Maria Verónica Góngora Reyes at 707-972-2479. Please contact MCCF at www.mccf.info  if you need help assisting the family.

Roger Alberto Ek Góngora

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La familia de Roger Alberto Ek Góngora comparte con tristeza que Roger falleció inesperadamente en el Hospital de niños Benioff en Oakland el 8 de diciembre de 2021. Roger nació el 22 de marzo de 2004 en Yucatán, México, de diecisiete años y miembro de clase de secundaria con graduación en Fort Bragg 2022.

Roger era el hijo adorado de Maria Verónica Góngora Reyes y Jorge Ramón Ek Poot. Le sobreviven sus padres desconsolados, su familia amorosa, amigos cercanos, maestros y compañeros de clase. Deja atrás a su hermano Felipe Vincent Ek Góngora ya su cuñada Cinthia Jiminez Uicab de Yucatán, México; hermana, Maricruz White y cuñado, Will White y hermano, Jorge Ramón Ek Góngora y cuñada, Kayla Ek de Fort Bragg, California. Y a su querida novia, Ana Romero. Roger era un tío cariñoso de su sobrino y sobrinas, William Martin White-Ek, Kaleah Anahi Ek, Jessie Angelyn Ek Jiminez y de Nova Holly Ek, que nacerá en febrero de 2022.

Una celebración de la vida será en enero de 2022, pero aún no se ha fijado una fecha. Empire Mortuary Services of Ukiah ofrecerá servicios privados para la familia.

La familia quisiera agradecer al Fondo para Niños de la Costa de Mendocino y al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fort Bragg y a todos los que apoyan emocionalmente a nuestra familia. Las donaciones para ayudar a la familia pueden hacerse a MCCF Fund, P O Box 1616, Mendocino, CA 95460 oa la cuenta Zelle de la madre de Roger, Maria Verónica Góngora Reyes al 707-972-2479. Comuníquese con MCCF si necesita ayuda para ayudar a la Familia.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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