Verd Owen Rogers, 85, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2022, at his Gilbert, AZ residence. Verd led a very happy, active life filled with family and friends. In 1957, Verd married his sweetheart, Karyle Skousen, and they were lucky to have celebrated over 65 years together. They had 4 children; Debra Little (Greg), Kathy Rogers (Owen), LaMar Rogers (Colleen), and Karl Rogers. They have a wonderful posterity of 41 Grandchildren and 39 Great Grandchildren (plus 2 on the way).
He worked for Salt River Project for 41 ½ years and his life was filled with church service including several missions. He loved building with his hands and wood working, including cedar chests for each of his granddaughters. He also liked to go camping, traveling and on trail rides to explore and enjoy nature. Verd will be missed by all who knew him.
Verd was preceded in death by his parents; Isaac and Nellie Rogers, Sister; Owene Brown, and 2 Granddaughters who died in infancy.
The Funeral service will be held at 10:00am. on Friday, Nov. 18th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Towne Meadows Ward Building (4629 E. Guadalupe, Gilbert, AZ 85234) with a visitation beginning one hour prior to their service. There will be a viewing the night before on Thursday, Nov. 17th, 7 – 8:30pm. Location: The Gilbert Memorial Park (2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297).
The memories would be to numerous to mention them all but brother Bruce reminded me of one that I remembered also with a huge smile on my face and even laughter as I reflected on my wonderful uncle.
The story went something like this.
Verd: to Bruce. I’m giving you a spanking.
Bruce: to Uncle Verd. But why I didn’t do anything wrong.
Verd: to Bruce. Maybe not, but I’m giving one to all of you.
I can just see all of us standing around waiting to get the “Laying on of hands by DAD & UNCLE.
I already miss him but enjoy remembering all the GREAT TIMES in ARIZONA. THANKS for the cherished memories.
Love Bryan (freckle face)