Memorial services for Doris Rogers will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery, 20901 Pleasant Valley Dr., Sturgis, South Dakota with Father Cliff Jacobson of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church officiating.
Doris Mae Rogers passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming.
Doris Mae (Johnson) Rogers was born in Manville, Wyoming, May 8, 1933, to Frank Hjalmar Johnson and Florence Mabel (Davis) Johnson.
She attended schools in Manville and Newcastle, Wyoming, and at St. Martin’s Academy in Sturgis, South Dakota. Doris married David A. Rogers Sept. 7, 1948, in Deadwood, South Dakota. They had one daughter, Shiela, born in 1950.
In 1961, the family moved to Gillette, Wyoming, as David was transferred with his work to the Wyodak Power Plant. Doris has remained in Gillette since then.
Doris retired in 1997 as office manager to Star Printing & Supply/Larry Johnson. She thoroughly enjoyed her work there meeting, visiting, and helping numerous customers with all of their orders.
Doris’s many interests and hobbies included going to the cabin in the Black Hills, flower gardening (she just loved her flowers), sewing and quilting, garage sales, antique shows (collecting her pink dishes), reading, and the beautiful oil paintings she created.
And oh my, how she enjoyed her mocha frappe’, mocha coffees, and vanilla shakes. Most of all she enjoyed her little Coton de Tulear dogm, Shotsi, and her two Conure Parrots, Hooker and Baby Bird, and spending time with her daughter.
Thank you to Dr. McMahill and the staff of The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center who cared for Doris for the past four years. And a very special thank you to Bobbi Guettler for always being there for Doris and taking such excellent care of her. Thank you so much to Marcy, Kayla, Shane, Sonja, Reggie, and Amber. You all went way above and beyond the call of duty during her final days.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Shiela (George) Rhodes, of Gillette, Wyoming; three nephews: William Johnson of Newcastle, Wyoming; Daniel (Sheri) Johnson of Sidney, Montana; Harold (Marcene) Hicks of Fairfield, California; brother Carl (Pat) Johnson of Crawfordville, Florida; sister-in-law, Carolyn Puckett, of Canton, Georgia; several great-nephews and nieces, and recently born a great- great-niece, Rhen, who she enjoyed seeing pictures of her and called her “a sweet little pumpkin,” and a very dear and special friend, Curt Wendelboe of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and a devoted loving friend and employee, Peggy Brosa, of Gillette, Wyoming.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, David, her parents, Florence and Frank Johnson, brothers, Johnnie F. Johnson and Walter E. Johnson and sister-in-law, Barbara Johnson.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Doris Rogers’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.