Leslie George Rogers, 74, of Imbler, died March 10 at his home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel. A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Loveland.
Les was born June 10, 1933, in Emmett, Idaho, to Mahlon and Louise (Barnett) Rogers. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1951 and entered into the Army in 1953. He was stationed in Presidio, Calif., as a military policeman.
He married Nita Rose Lyndley in La Grande on Oct. 10, 1955, and they had three children. They moved to Imbler in 1967.
Les retired from Boise Cascade as a shipping foreman. He also worked at Safeway and The Observer. He was a member of the Eagles, past president of the Elgin Stampeders and member of the American Legion. He married Gwen Rose Bomstad on Feb. 18, 1995.
They enjoyed mushrooming, camping, riding four-wheelers, anything to do with the mountains, and his family. He also enjoyed doing woodworking with Gwen in his shop and having coffee at the Flying J at 10 a.m. on the dot.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen Rose; children, Terri (Randy) Winterton of La Grande, Sue (Ron) Hveem of Roseburg and David Rogers of La Grande; stepchildren, Angie Twitchell, Donna Reed, Terry Mumma, Kristal Tutty and Chiana Bomstad; brothers and sisters, Harold, Jim, Gerre and Vonnie; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Nita Rose.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending March 15, 2008 – Published March 12, 2008
Submitted by Dixie Ricker