John R. Rogers - age: 96
(August 20, 1913 to March 20, 2010 )
Resident of Three Rivers, California
Private Burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on Monday, March 29, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held at the Three Rivers Community Presbyterian Church on Monday April 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM with a Salad Lunch and Fellowship following. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to Three Rivers Community Presbyterian Church, PO Box 685, Three Rivers CA 93271 or to the Kaweah Delta Hospice, 400 West Mineral King Blvd, Visalia, CA 93292.
John Rhea Roger of Three Rivers died Saturday, March 20, 2010. He was 96 years of age. He was born in Sun Valley, California to parents William and Mae Rogers. He had one brother and three sisters who have preceded him in death. At the age of 14, he was delivering milk from the family’s dairy in a truck he built from whatever parts he could find in the salvage yard. Make or model did not matter, he made it work. He had the mind, imagination and heart of an inventor. He loved to “tinker” and spend time in his shop which he did until shortly before his death. He married his high school sweetheart, Lura Upton in 1935. He built their home in Sunland, California, adding on as needed to accommodate their family. Lura preceded him in death. John was employed by Lockheed Aircraft at their Burbank facility, starting as a Jig Builder and by his retirement he was a design engineer and the “go to guy” if there was a problem. His curiosity to discover what was over the next mountain of across the valley gave his family an appreciation of the wonders of nature and of the people we met along our way.
John is survived by his daughter, Joanne Fansett, his son James Rogers both of Three Rivers, his granddaughter Lori Scott of Big Bear Lake and her spouse Glynn, his grandson James Fansett of Three Rivers and his spouse Kacey and two great-great grandsons Ryan and Kyle Fansett.
A Memorial Service is scheduled at Three Rivers Community Presbyterian Church on April 5, 2010 at 11AM. A salad lunch and fellowship will follow. Private burial was in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.