Obituary Notices and Memorials


ROGERS, Ronald
ROGERS, Ronald July 10, 1945 ~ Dec. 3, 2013 Ronald J. Rogers, beloved and respected son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all passed away peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on December 3, 2013 at his home in Lancaster, Calif. Ron was born in Torrance, Calif., on July 10, 1945 and grew up in Lancaster in the loving home of his parents, Milton and Lorene Rogers, with his brother who predeceased him, Gary Rogers, and his sister, Marsha Berberich. Ron graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1963, where he was active in gymnastics and the Letterman's Club. Upon graduating from AVHS, Ron married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Keefe. Ron later met and married the love of his life and soul mate, Karlene Rogers, in 1974. Ron is survived by his children Lori Ferro, Kirk Rogers, and Rachelle Bobber, and he will always be remembered by the grandchildren he adored: Christina Rizk, Emily Jimenez, Dakotah Bobber, Caleb Bobber, Payten Bobber, and Kash Bobber. His many nieces and nephews were also always in his heart. In his younger years, Ron worked in Lancaster as a clerk at local markets, then at Jack LaLanne's Health Spa in Hollywood, Calif. In time, Ron obtained his roofing contractors license and opened his own successful and extremely reputable business - Ron Rogers Roofing. Ron was also a member of the Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, where he was the driving force behind the 'Soup Ministry' in the 1980's, which fed the poor and homeless community of the Antelope Valley for many years. Ron's house was always open to those who were in need of help, and he never hesitated to invite individuals to stay in his home until they had secure employment and would have the means to live a healthy and happy life. He was truly an example of loving humanity and an inspiration to his wife, his children, and everybody who was blessed to know him. Ron also found a calling in showing his compassion to those in need internationally and traveled abroad to Malaysia, Thailand, Haiti, Uganda, and Mexico to build schools and serve God. Ron loved the ocean and eventually moved to Marina del Rey, Calif., where he had many dear friends and enjoyed sportfishing and giving his grandchildren 'rides on the dinghy'. Ron had a true passion and talent for cooking and could easily make friends with anybody in the restaurant businessÉfood equaled love to Ron and he enjoyed more than anything to feed and entertain those close to him. Eventually returning to the Antelope Valley in recent years, Ron lived a quiet life with his wife, Karlene, until his passing. Ron's family would like to express their gratitude to Hoffmann Hospice - especially Ron's favorite LVN, Russell, who cared for Ron with true professionalism and compassion. A private memorial service and scattering of Ron's ashes at sea will be held at a later date in Marina del Rey according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, please send donations for those in need to Grace Resource Center, 45134 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534

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