|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1905|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1996|
Velma was a daughter of William T. and Mary Frances (Fisk) Rogers. She grew up in Regina, Sask. as part of a large family. She married first on June 15, 1928, at Nelson, British Columbia, to Gordon William Dalgleish (1902-1980). He was a theater manager and projectionist. That marriage ended in divorce. In September of 1938 she was reported by the Regina "Post-Leader" with her maiden name of Velma Rogers as a resident of Los Angeles. She later married Christopher A. Beute (1893-1955). He was a Hollywood producer/director, who in 1944 was Vice President of Boots and Saddles Pictures, Inc.
It was perhaps in 1954 that Velma traveled to Belgium to place lilac flowers on her older brother Frank's grave near Ypres, Flanders. He had been killed in WWI. She and her husband Chrisopher Beute returned on the steamer "Queen Elizabeth" from Southampton, arriving June 1, 1954, at New York. At that time they lived at 3376 Barham Blvd., Hollywood, CA. He died in February, 1955.
According to a Rogers nephew in Arizona, "Velma... was an eccentric woman. She worked for Howard Hughes as a personal secretary, a secretary for John Wayne, and earlier married an MGM producer. They were caught up in the McCarthy commie stuff..."
Her obituary in the Palm Springs' "Desert Sun," provides partly confirming information for this. Appearing on Oct. 15th and 18th, 1996, it states in part, "Mrs. Beute was an accountant for many years. During World War II she worked for Hughes Aircraft... She worked for many years for celebrities, including John Wayne and Debbie Reynolds. She also worked for Sam Goldwyn Productions and was employed locally by the Spa Hotel and for many years in the real estate business. She was a member of the Palm Springs Community Church..." She was survived by her sister Lea Palmer of Victoria, B. C. [A head-shot photo of her in later years accompanies the obituary.]
She may have lived in Las Vegas for a short time, as she was listed living there in 1993, but was back in Palm Springs by 1996.
William Thomas Rogers (1874 - 1961)
Mary Frances Fisk Rogers (1880 - 1933)
Gordon William Dalgleish
Frank L. Rogers (1898 - 1917)*
Louis Carl Rogers (1900 - 1955)*
Aletha Rogers Palmer (1904 - 2000)*
Velma Rogers Beute (1905 - 1996)
Daisy Rogers Hartsell (1906 - 1982)*
Sylvia Rogers Weber/Webber (1908 - 1937)*
Clarence Rogers (1909 - 1910)*
William Noyes Rogers (1911 - 1931)*
Doris Rogers (1913 - 1915)*
Alene Rogers (1914 - 1965)*
Roy Rogers (1915 - 1992)*
Ralph Rogers (1918 - 1919)*
Frances Marjorie Rogers Jossul (1920 - 1991)*
Valhalla Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Created by: James Allen "Jim" Rogers
Record added: Feb 06, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124718459