Larry Dwain Rogers
Longtime Kenai resident Larry Dwain Rogers died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna from injuries sustained in an accident. He was 56.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness off Kiana Lane in Kenai. Ed Hawkins will officiate.
Mr. Rogers was born August 10, 1948 in Wendall, Idaho. He was raised in Eugene, Ore. and graduated from North Eugene High School. He spent most of his life in Oregon and moved to Kenai in 1966 where he had met and married his wife, Bonnie. He moved to Anchorage and Oregon off and on through the years and returned to Kenai in 1981.
He was employed with Weaver Brothers-Doyle's Fuel Service from 1990 until the present.
Mr. Rogers was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Kenai. He enjoyed drag races and loved driving trucks, but nothing compared to the love he had for his wife and family.
The family wrote, "Larry is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and son. He was always an encouragement to everyone. He was well liked and respected by the community. He loved playing with his kids and grandkids. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. There are not enough words to describe how much we will always love and miss him. We will never forget the ways he affected each and every one of our lives. He brought a smile to the face of everyone who knew him and loved him."
Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Rogers.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bonnie L. Rogers of Kenai; mother, Leah E. Rogers of Junction City, Ore.; son and daughter in-law, Bob J. and Bethany Rogers of Kenai; daughter, Pilar J. Rogers of Anchorage; son, Richard C. Rogers of Alpine, Texas; son and daughter in-law, Sam J. and Johnelle Rogers of Anchorage; son, Micah J. Rogers of Kenai; daughter and son in-law, Rachel J. and Adam Holmes of Anchorage; 18 grandchildren; brother, Marvin Rogers of Burns, Ore.; sisters, Sue Shannon of Springfield, Ore., Nora Larion of Eugene, Ore., Vicki Loveless of Seattle, Wash., Debbie Strilzuk of Junction City, Ore. and Carla Still of Beaverton, Ore.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mr. Rogers' memory to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, P.O. Box 65, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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