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Leah Bunker Rogers

08/28/1923 - 10/15/2021
Service Date: 10/22/2021
Service Time: 9:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2424 North Old Gilbert Road, Mesa, 85213
Visitation Date: 10/22/2021
Visitation Time: 8:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2424 North Old Gilbert Road, Mesa, 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona

Leah Bunker Rogers (98 years old) passed away on October 15, 2021 in Uvalde, Texas. She was born August 28, 1923 in Riverton, Utah to Francis Neil Bunker and Rachel Evelyn Cox.

Leah graduated from Prescott High School in Arizona at age 16. She sang on her own half hour weekly radio show in Prescott Arizona during World War II. She traveled by small airplane with the Army Air Corp during World War II in order to purchase airplanes for the new pilots learning to fly. When the war training center closed she moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she worked various jobs.

Leah met her future husband Roy John Rogers in Chino Valley, Arizona and she married him in the Mesa Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 23, 1944 while he was on leave from New Guinea during World War II. They have 3 children, Carol Ruth (Douglas Folster Wilson), James Wayne (Trisha Lin Cochenour) and Judy (Blaine Russell Dickey).

Leah enjoyed playing the organ for church, weddings, and funerals. Along with her husband she was a temple worker at the Mesa Arizona Temple and she also played the organ in the Gila Valley Arizona Temple at age 93. Leah served in various callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was an avid quilter making quilts for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and for charity. She also crocheted hats and afghans that she gave to charity and she also enjoyed hand embroidery.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy John Rogers, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She has 3 children, 22 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, and two great- great-grandchildren at the time of her death.

Funeral Services will be handled by Bunker’s Garden Chapel at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 2424 North Old Gilbert Road in Mesa at 9am October 22, 2021 with burial to follow at the Mesa City Cemetery at noon.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but www.bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


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