James Alexander "Lex" Rodger



Born November 11, 1923 in San Francisco, Calif.; passed away on May 18, 2008. He was the devoted husband of Barbara "Betty" McPherson and loving father of Janice Carol Shorb and Sharon Lee Reising. At the end of World War II, Lex and Betty moved to Medford, Ore., where they raised their family and were blessed with many life-long friendships. He's remembered for his love of life, his enthusiasm, and his passion for books and learning. He is survived by his adoring wife of 65 years, Betty; his two daughters and their extended families. He will always be deeply missed, loved and remembered. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests you donate to the James A. Rodger Memorial Fund located at any Bank of America (Roseburg, Ore., Branch). All donated funds will be used toward the purchase of science and mathematics books for the Southern Oregon University Library.