September 11, 1926 - October 23, 2007
Craig resident Jim Rogers died Oct. 23, 2007, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He was 81.
Rogers was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Craig to John C. and Annie M. (Lippard) Rogers. He was raised and attended school in Craig. Rogers was stationed in Germany during World War II. He married Ailene Slaugh in January 1948. They were married until Ailene's death from cancer in 1974. In July of 1979, he married Rowena Peters and they remained married until the time of his death.
Rogers worked mainly in the transportation field. He was the Director of Transportation for the Moffat County School District, where he worked from 1964 until the time of his retirement in the summer of 1992. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion and VFW.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and plowing snow for his neighbors and friends in the winters. He rarely missed a Broncos game. He enjoyed country music and, as a younger man, enjoyed dancing.
Rogers is survived by his wife Rowena of 28 years; son Craig and his wife Shanna Rogers of Houston; daughter Penny and her husband Mike Murphy of Craig; step-children Harley and his wife Bonnie Peters of Rifle, Roger and his wife Sue Peters of North Pole, Alaska, and Pam and her husband Jim Johnson of Fruita; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Crouch of Longmont; sister in Law Evelyn Slaugh of Vernal, Utah; and brother-in-law Ray Slaugh of Belleview, Wash., as well as many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Ailene: daughter Lynne Rogers; brothers Clayton "Jack" Rogers and Ray Eldon Rogers; sister Adele M. Chandler; brother-in-laws Donald Chandler, Jack Reavis; and nephew Michael Reavis.