Richard Warren Rogers, 82, of Pagosa Springs, died on Nov. 5 at home surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Bayard, N.M., to William Coleman and Bessie (Hayes) Rogers. On July 28, 1953, he married Dora La Vonne Kelley in Telluride, Colo. Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, logging and being in the mountains.
Papa will be missed and lovingly remembered by his family: daughters Loretta (Mike) Stisher, Ellen (Roy) Jensen and Tammy (Kenny) Hatfield; son David Rogers; sister Julie (Gerald) Wareham; grandchildren Brett (Haley) Larson, Kandra Sosa, Mandy (Bryan) Roberts, Corey Larson, Allysynn Stisher, Daniel Sosa, Krista (Jonathan) Goss, Aimee Stisher, Renee (Hugo) Lopez, Jason Rogers, Alicia Rogers, Nathan Rogers and Valerie Rogers; many great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Rogers; mother Bessie Rogers; son Gary Rogers; brothers William “Bill,” Jimmy “JC,” Preston “Doc” Rogers; and sisters Amy Boggs, Emma McCoy, Mildred Clevenger and Ginger Fuller.
Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude in Richard’s name.