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Donald Charles Rogers

October 23, 1937 — October 14, 2023

Donald Charles Rogers

Taylorsville, Utah--Donald C. Rogers passed away peacefully at home on Saturday October 14, 2023, after a courageous battle with lung cancer and kidney failure.  He was born October 23, 1937, the 2nd of six siblings to Lloyd F. Rogers and Lillian A. Bashus Rogers of Omaha, Nebraska. 
  
Don married Jodeen (Jody) Hess on May 17, 1958.  He is survived by his wife Jody, daughters Lorie Hildebrandt, Patti Spencer (Everett), Connie Rowley along with 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brother Richard Rogers (Rose), sister Joyce Haas (Bill), sister-in-law Eileen Hess, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Lillian Rogers, his son Jim Rogers, grandson Tyler Campbell, sister Marlene Kelly, brothers LeRoy Rogers and Carl Rogers, and brothers-in-law Duane Hess and Joe Kelly.
  
Funeral services will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 So. 700 E., Sandy, Utah on Saturday November 11, 2023 @ 11:00am. 
  
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. 
  
His daughters would like everyone to know how proud they are of how he lived his life.  He lived for his family and despite his medical challenges he was always ready and happy to go see his grandkids play sports or join the family for dinners, picnics, or birthday and holiday parties.  He always got such a kick out of watching his "littles".  His earlier life was filled with examples of diligence, hard work, and excellent stewardship.  
  
Don and Jody took many trips and cruises over the years.  His favorite trips were to the New England states where they traveled every year, for well over 30 years.  One of the most exciting trips, no, actually frightening trips, was the trip he and Jody took to Germany where he got separated from the tour group for over two hours.  He was later found sitting on the tour bus.  Not sure how he found his way back there!
  
Don's passions were wood working and reading.  He especially loved to read books on history and World War II and of course novels, particularly murder mysteries.  He enjoyed his books up until recently when his eyesight began to fail him. 
  
He and his brother Richard were very close and talked on the phone regularly every week after their brother Roy passed away.  Don and Richard shared stories of their past, their old neighborhood, and of course books. 
  
Up to the very end, Don would say how fortunate he was to have lived a very full life for almost 86 years. 

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

8375 S 700 E, Sandy, UT 84070

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