Bruce W. Rogers, son of Marva Eileen Guthrie and William Isaac Rogers, passed away September 26, 2023, at the age of 97. He lived a full life of dedicated service to God and the Savior, family, and country. He was a man of few words with a dry sense of humor, and was known for giving wise counsel to his family.
He grew up on a farm in Mesa, Arizona with his three siblings, Kenneth, Joyce, and James (Jim). He remembered many hours of canning with his mother. He married Beth Matthews, “the girl with the prettiest smile,” on August 28, 1948, to which union five daughters were born. Raising his girls with Beth was the happiest time in his life!
After earning a degree in Math at A.S.U., he worked as a computer programmer at APS. His hobbies were fishing, square dancing, and most of all gardening (which he insisted on doing until about a month before his death).
His passing reunites him with his beloved Beth who passed in 1987. He is survived by his 2nd wife of 33 years, Nancy Foutz Griffith, who stood by his side through every garden and every challenge he faced until his passing. He is also survived by his sister Joyce Lisac, 5 daughters, Diane Cline (Gary, deceased), Donna Langford (David), Sharla Taylor (Wilford), Eileen Rogers, Leslie Hathcock (Bob), two stepsons, Jason Griffith (Amanda), Brent Griffith (Mary), and 45 grandchildren and 57 great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be Friday, October 6th at 10:00 AM, preceded by visitation at 9:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints located at 977 E. Broadway, Mesa, Arizona.
Services may be live streamed by Zoom https://zoom.us/j/98192624079
Funeral services are provided by Bunker Family Funerals, Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Az 85201.