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Rose S. Rogers

Nov 4, 2015

Rose S. Rogers, 86, of Sanibel, FL died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 in Fort Myers, FL. She was a long-time resident of Sanibel, moving here from Barrington, RI in 1978. In 2010, Rose lost her beloved husband of 55 years, John Hiram (Jack) Rogers. She is survived by her children Hiram Rogers, and his wife, Jean Gauger, of Knoxville, TN, and daughter, Sarah (Sally) Schubert Rogers, and her husband, Thomas Donaldson, of Tampa, FL. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Vera R. Lane of Vero Beach, FL, and many nieces, nephews, and their families, along with her caretakers, Noelle Morton and Ana Martes-Rodriguez.

Rose was born on December 31, 1928 to the late Elmer and Katherine Schubert of Rochester NY. She was predeceased by her brother John (Jack) Schubert. Rose graduated from St. Patrick High School in Miami Beach, FL. She later went to work at Gulf Oil in Rochester, where she met Jack.

Rose was the best Mother imaginable, always devoted to and supportive of her children. She and Jack travelled extensively after their retirement, but Rose always loved returning to their home on Sanibel, where she especially enjoyed shelling and bird watching. She served as President of the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Association in 1982 and 1983. Above all, Rose was a sociable person, turning everyone she met into a friend with her warmth, interest and sense of humor. Rose brightened the day for many people.

A Memorial Service honoring Rose’s life is planned for January 16, 2016. Further details will be shared with her friends and family at a later date.

At her request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions may be made to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, Box 839, Sanibel, Fl, 33957.