Ardis Rea Rogers, 90, of Baker City, died July 19, 2005, at Settlers Park.
Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home. Pastor Robin Harris of Cornerstone Baptist Church at North Powder will officiate.
Ardis was born on Jan. 12, 1915, at Alpena Pass, Ark., to Minnie Walker and James Howard Rea. The family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1915 where they farmed.
Ardis, her sister, Theta, and her brother, Paul, went to grade school at Sandpoint. Her parents moved to Meridian, Idaho, where she finished grade school. Her parents moved to Barber, Idaho, a small sawmill town about six miles up the river from Boise where she finished high school.
Ardis was talented in Irish dancing. She and several other girls went to several towns and danced at high schools.
Ardis married Wayne Rogers on June 29, 1932. They bought a farm at Vale and lived in the Vale area until 1959 when they moved to Sumpter. They ran the Sumpter Supply for five or six years. In 1984, they moved to Baker City.
Ardis loved gardening, canning, picnicking and family activities. She was active in Eastern Star and attended church wherever she lived. In the past few years, she attended church services at Settlers Park provided by Pastor Robin Harris.
Ardis’ great-grandparents immigrated from Ireland. Her great- grandfather changed the family name from Orea to Rea.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Wayne Rogers of Baker City; her children, Hazel Hansen and her husband, Norman, of Baker City, Lloyd Rogers and his wife, Donna, of Tonopah, Ariz., and Keith Rogers and his wife, Marlene, of Baker City; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a sister and a half-brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Masonic Lodge or Eastern Star through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 25, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor