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Jon R. Rogers


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Jon R. Rogers Obituary
Westminster, VT - Jon R. Rogers, 79, left for his heavenly home Monday, August 28, 2017, at his home in Westminster, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jon was born in Bennington, VT on May 1, 1938, the son of Harry and Doris (Lund) Rogers. He attended Gageville Elementary School and was a 1956 graduate of Bellows Falls High School. On July 3, 1961 he married Mary E. Nims of Keene, NH.

As a teen Jon worked for Fenton & Hennessey Store and Funeral Home. He was a professional truck driver for various companies, including 32 years with Rouse Trucking as a driver and dispatcher. He retired from Webster Trucking in 2003. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and received awards from the American Trucking Association for safe driving. He was a devoted member and trustee of the Athens Community Christian Church and was baptized on August 21, 2016.

On May 3, 2014 he married Alice Rhoades Cobb of Westminster, VT, a longtime friend and acquaintance. He enjoyed working with oxen, cutting wood, and a good conversation with anyone.

Jon is survived by his wife Alice Rogers; son Jon Rogers, Jr. & wife Sherrylynn of Bristol, NH; his daughters Janet Swain & husband Mike of Walpole, NH and Patty Sweeney & husband Mike of Langdon, NH; his half-sister Nancy Nelson of Texas; step children Gary, Joel, James, Mike, and Kim; grandchildren Sarah, Patricia, Lesley, and Eric; and several step grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife Mary, son Peter, and brother Donald Rogers.

SERVICES: There will be a private family burial followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 2nd at the Community Christian Church in Athens, VT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Athens Community Christian Church, 1 Miller Road, Athens, VT 05143 or to VNH Hospice of VT & NH, PO Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 30, 2017
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