Robert Dudley Rogers
February 10, 1931 ~ January 29, 2012
Bob passed away at the Creston Valley Hospital on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at the age of 80 years, with family by his side.
Bob was born to Dud and Margaret Rogers on February 10, 1931 at Walla Walla, Washington. He spent his entire life in the beautiful Creston Valley; attending the West Creston School from grades 1-5; and the Creston Valley High School from Grades 6-12.
Bob loved animals and enjoyed swimming, fishing, hiking, and playing sports. Bob went to Olds College in 1951/52 to study Agriculture Management. He loved to play basketball during his school years and continued to play through most of his adult life. Bob treasured his childhood friends and memories of their fun times together.
Bob married the love of his life, Hazel Kopitoski, on American Thanksgiving, November 27, 1953, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Bob farmed his entire life, raising cattle, alfalfa and grain crops. He loved his family and friends; playing cards, doing puzzles, swimming, and was also an avid reader with a brilliant mind. Bob enjoyed gardening and will be remembered for his prize winning corn and sharing his delicious garden produce with family, friends, and neighbours. He was a member of the Reclamation Water District, Beef Grower’s Association, West Creston Community Hall, and Elks Club.
He was predeceased by his father, Eugene Dudley Rogers, on February 20, 1974, and his mother, Margaret Rogers, on December 9, 1995.
Bob will be dearly missed by his wife, Hazel, of 58 years; sister Susan King (George Bondaroff) of Chase, BC; and children; Darcell Rogers (John Wolff) of Calgary, AB; Audrey (Terry) Mortensen of Picture Butte, AB; and Mark Rogers (Cathy Rockwell) of Creston; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend grateful
appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and employees who delivered exemplary care to Bob.
No funeral service will be held.