Donald C. Rogers Jr.

TACOMA, WASH. — Donald Clifton Rogers Jr., 62, died peacefully April 26, 2011 at the American Lake Veterans’ facility in Tacoma, Wash. He was the beloved son of Donald C. Rogers Sr., of Naples, Maine and Edith Porter of Rose Hill, Miss.

Mr. Rogers attended Fryeburg Academy from 1963–1966, followed by service in the Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Vietnam from 1968–1969.

After his military service, he traveled extensively around the country, working various jobs in machinery and fruit tree farming. He came to love the Northwest, and settled in Washington State, where he continued to work managing orchards and groundskeeping. Among his hobbies were gun collecting and restoring cars, and he was a familiar face at area trade shows. He also enjoyed exploring the Northwest forests, practicing his skills as a survivalist. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and Words of Peace International.

He is survived by his sisters, Carol Mumme of Wash., Nancy Rogers of Mass., and brothers, Gregory and Dana Rogers, from Naples, Maine. He is also survived by a niece, Lauren Brunelle and three nephews, Justin Brunelle, Jason Mumme and Chris Mumme.

Donald Rogers will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends are invited to attend a short Commemorative Service in the Chute Cemetery, Harrison Rd. (Rte. 35), Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Veterans Family Fund at your local bank.

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