Delta County resident Richard Lee Rogers died Jan. 15, 2013, at Delta County Memorial Hospital in Delta. He was 84.
A funeral service was held Jan. 21 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedaredge with Bishop Steve Bayles conducting. Burial followed at the Cedaredge Cemetery.
Richard Lee Rogers was born to Arthur and Mary (Christensen) Rogers on May 25, 1928, in Manassa. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Paonia.
After graduating from Paonia High School, he served with the U.S. Navy.
On June 12, 1948, he married Phyllis Horn in Eckert. They celebrated 52 years of marriage. Mrs. Rogers died in 2000.
A retired dairyman, Mr. Rogers enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather, bowling, camping, fishing, snowmobiling and playing pool. For the past five years he enjoyed dancing, playing card games and spending time with his friend Rita Idler and her family. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedaredge and a former member of the Delta Elks Lodge. He formerly lived in Farmington, N.M., before returning to Delta County in 1971.
Mr. Rogers is survived by two sons, Gary Rogers and his wife Laura and Larry Rogers and his wife Marsha, all of Hotchkiss; one daughter, Victoria Bonine and her husband Glen of Paonia; three brothers, Billy Rogers of Romero, Lynn Rogers and his wife Gladys of Seattle, Wash., and Chris Rogers and his wife Jeanine of Grand Junction; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Rogers; two brothers, Carl Rogers and Bert Rogers; one grandson, Larry Rogers; and a son-in-law, Lawrence Roop.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Rogers Memorial Fund, c/o First State Bank of Colorado, P.O. Box 597, Paonia, CO 81428.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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