Notes for: Jeanne Elizabeth Bodine

From Ronnie Bodine:

Leonard Rogers served with the U.S. Navy Seabees 1943-1946. He earned a M.A. degree from Western New Mexico University in 1972. He retired in 1984 from teaching after 31 years of service, mostly with the Cobre School District. Leonard and Jeanne Rogers were buried in Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County.

Obituary, Silver City "Daily Press" of 2 June 1993.
ROGERS: Leonard Franklin Rogers, 69, of Bayard died Tuesday in his residence after having heart problems for several years. He was born in Globe Ariz., on May 5, 1924, the son of Lee M. and Ula Rogers. Mr. Rogers married Jeanne Bodine on Aug. 9, 1947, in Silver City. He graduated from Hurley High School in 1943, and Western New Mexico University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He received his Master of Arts degree in May 1972. Mr. Rogers served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy Seabees from August 1943 through March 1946 during World War II. He joined Elks Lodge No. 413 of Silver City in 1972. He retired in 1984 from teaching after 31 years of service, mostly with the Cobre School District. He was a member of local, state and national education associations. He coached Little League and Senior League teams from 1958 to 1970, spending many enjoyable hours with children. His special interests were vast and varied. Among them were bowling, camping, hunting, fishing, water-skiing, golfing, and telling stories and jokes. Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Jeanne E. Bodine Rogers of Bayard; his mother, Ula Rogers of Bayard; two sons, Dennis Rogers and his wife, Herbie, of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Randy Rogers and his wife, Pam, of Bayard; one daughter, Ava Barris, and her husband, Larry of Silver City; seven grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Jesse, Michelle, Justin, Brian and Jere; four sisters, Gladys Hill, Bly Burch, Lou Montano and Glenda Nelson; and six brothers, James R. Rogers, Randall M. Rogers, Lester C. Rogers, A.C. Rogers, Donald F. Rogers and Larry W. Rogers, all of Grant County. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee M. Rogers, in 1978, a brother, Ronald R. Rogers, in 1975, and a brother, Joel L. Rogers, in 1983. Visitation will start at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel. Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel under the direction of the Rev. Duane Springer and Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. A graveside service will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No., 18 of the American Legion. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael Rogers, Matthew Rogers, Jesse Barris, Justin Barris and Brian Rogers, and a nephew, Gary Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandson, Jere Barris, his nephews and his many friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His special smile and quick wit will long be remembered by friends and family. Arrangements are under the directions of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

Children: Dennis Ray (1950), Randy Duane (1952), Ava Cheryl (1958).