Kristin Leigh Rogers (December 10, 1957– December 19, 2022)
Surrounded by her loving family in the home that she made, Kristin Rogers departed this life peacefully on December 19, 2022, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She was 65.
Kristin was born on December 10, 1957. After graduating from Ygnacio Valley High in Concord, California, she attended Brigham Young University, where she met the love of her life, David. Kristin then chose to spend her days loving and serving her family, friends, fellow church members, and 30-years’ worth of preschool and kindergarten students at New Vistas Academy. Kristin’s greatest life work was making her loved ones’ lives better, their days more joyful, and their characters stronger. In her “spare” time, she became a Boston Marathon-qualified triathlete, an inimitable baker, a much-loved church youth leader, and the most fun and stylish grandma you’ve ever seen. Kristin leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.
She survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, David; her father, Karl; her sisters, Kerry and Kim; her brother, Scott (Elaine); her eternally grateful children, Jason (Jenny), Jenny (Tom), Ashley (Will), and Amber; eight adoring grandchildren; and too many loved ones and students to count. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Satterfield.
If Kristin loved anything more than her family, it was the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the face of an insurmountable health diagnosis, she never lost her faith or begrudged her circumstances—even with certain death on the immediate horizon. Instead, in Kristin’s final testimony—painstakingly written as her faculties waned—she expressed gratitude for her Savior, the Great Physician. Because of Him, she knew that one day she would “mount up with wings as eagles”; she would “run, and not be weary,” and “walk, and not faint.”
Thank you, Kristin—forever our dear wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, teacher, and friend. God be with you till we meet again.
Funeral services are Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 10 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 7752 E. McDowell Road, Mesa, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ALS Association (https://donate.als.org/) using firstname.lastname@example.org for recipient’s email address.
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.