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 John Thomas Rogers

John Thomas Rogers

Birth
Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA
Death 26 Apr 1989 (aged 85)
Washington, USA
Burial Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 100373940 · View Source
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John was the son of William and Ella(Shields)Rogers.

Mr. Rogers married Mildred Weimer in Prosser Jan. 26, 1929.

In 1920 he and his parents moved to the Outlook area where he attended school for one year. While still a young adult he helped pave the original Yakima Valley Highway from Buena to the Tea Pot Dome gas station. He later worked at various jobs in Sunnyside including Sheller's Garage, C. Speck Motors, Amundson's Hardware, and Haney & Skyles Hardware.

In the fall of 1929 he went to work for Pacific Power & Light Co. in Sunnyside. In 1935 John was transferred to Grandview and worked there for PP&L until 1947. In the same year he and his wife Mildred opened the Rogers Electric Co. in Grandview and operated it until 1973. They moved to Yakima in 1987.

While they lived in Grandview, John was active in the community, serving on the Volunteer Fire Dept., was Assistant Chief for 25 years, and was active in the promotion and maintenance of the Grandview Fair.

Mr. Rogers was an active member of the Grandview Seventh-day Adventist Church serving as deacon and assisting his wife Mildred who was the Committee Service director of the church by collecting and distributing food and clothing to the needy.

He is survived by his wife Mildred, two sons, G. and Howard Rogers: one brother, George, and five sisters, Purdy Owens, Mary Brooks, Edith Agard, Yvonne(Bonnie)Celius, and Helen A.. Four granddaughters, one grandson and eight great grandchildren also survive.



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  • Created by: Merrylee
  • Added: 8 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100373940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas Rogers (16 Sep 1903–26 Apr 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100373940, citing Old Sunnyside Cemetery, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Merrylee (contributor 47367217) .