|Evelyn T Lewis Rogers|
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|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 2013|
Published in the Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, WA June 19, 2013
On June 16, 2013, Evelyn T. Rogers, "Mom"/ "Grandma Rogers", age 95, a longtime resident of the Skagit Valley passed from this life at her home in the Mountain Glen Retirement Center in Mount Vernon, WA.
Evelyn was born in Detroit Lakes, MN on the 6th of December 1917 to her parents, Henry and Mabel Lewis, and soon after moved with her family to Anacortes, WA.
She attended schools in Anacortes and graduated Valedictorian of her 8th grade class.
She met her husband to be and the love of her life, Rex Rogers, at the Pentecostal Assembly of God church in Anacortes and they later were married there on the 2nd of February 1936. They remained members of the Assemblies of God Church for the rest of their lives.
In 1948 they moved to Sedro-Woolley, WA and built a home on Talcott Street which was close by to where Rex and his business partner, Ralph Willis, had built a lumber mill formerly known as Willis & Rogers Lumber Co. Mom and Dad built a lovely home at Clear Lake and moved there in 1958.
Our Dad passed in 1997 and, in 2002, Mom bought a home at "The Cedars" in Burlington and lived there until she moved to her home in Mountain Glen in 2007.
Over the years, Mom and Dad were involved with various missions and missionaries in Africa and Central America. They sponsored the building of churches in both Honduras and Nicaragua. They enjoyed traveling and visited countries in the Far East, Middle East, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Mom was a special kind of home-maker. She was very family oriented, loved and adored all of her "kids" and was constantly arranging family get-togethers. Food was always a special treat at "Grandma's get-togethers", some of which were Swedish pancakes, her famous crab salad, and a variety of sweets and treats for the kids, of which here snicker-doodles were one of her grandkid's favorites. All can attest to her homemade pies with the flaky crusts which were usually "hidden" in her baking center for someone to find and "snitch" a piece before dinner.
Evelyn was a very caring and a giving person both to family and to others. She always had a concern for those who were underprivileged. She had a special feeling for a charity which provided homes for unwed mothers and she also was involved with other charities.
She and dad were snowbirds and for many years during the winters, enjoyed their home at the Portola Golf and Country Club in Palm Desert, CA. they enjoyed golfing both together and with their friends. Mom continued to play golf until she was 85 years of age. While living in Palm Desert over the years, she and dad acquired another large family of friends and neighbors within the country club estate and also at their church.
Evelyn will be missed by all who have had the privilege of knowing her. She has made a positive impact on many, many lives. We will miss you, Mom.
Evelyn is survived by her two sons, Virgil (Debbie) Rogers of Manson, WA and James (Agi) Rogers of Twisp, WA; one brother, Vernon Lewis; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Joe, Mike, Rob, and Bruce; thirteen great grandchildren; one great, great, grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mabel Lewis; her husband, Rex R. Rogers; two brothers, Maynard and Howard Lewis; daughter-in-law, Diane L. Rogers; and granddaughter, Deborah K. Rogers.
A private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Washington Chapter, 530 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, or online.
Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.
Created by: Peggy Frost
Record added: Jun 19, 2013
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