ROGERS, Helen Elizabeth Passed away peacefully at her home with her family present on April 24 2014, at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Harold H. Rogers; parents, Leon and Edna Marston; sisters, Doris and Peggy; brother, Jack; and grandson, Jordan Lyall Rogers. She is survived by her children: Terry Rogers (Judith) of Denver, Kristin Covarrubias (Arnie) of Bremerton, Robin Rogers, Anders Rogers, and Jane Rogers of Spokane. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kimberly Cook (Arri), Brent Rogers, Lt. Even Rogers, USAF, and Abbey Rogers; and great-granddaughters: Elizabeth Jordan Cook and Helen Finch Cook. Helen was born in Princeton, BC., on July 31 1923 and graduated from high school in Vancouver, BC. She attended the University of Portland, briefly studying nursing but found employment in Madras, OR., at the airbase where she met her future husband, Harold. They were married in December of 1945, soon after his return from deployment in the European Theater. Helen and Harold lived in Oshkosh, WI., briefly but eventually settled in Spokane where they started their family and careers. Helen retired from United Paint and Coatings after 26 yrs. A viewing will be held at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 South Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA., 99206 between 4 and 6 pm, on Thursday May 1. Private interment will be May 2, at Union Cemetery, Orchard Prairie with a memorial service at Thornhill Valley Chapel at 11 am. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Horizon Hospice of Spokane.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Apr. 27, 2014