Larry Don Rogers
March 26, 1950 - March 22, 2018
Larry Don Rogers, 67, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his home. He was born March 26, 1950 in Crabtree, Arkansas to Don James Rogers and E. Laura Hoyle.
Larry lived in Crabtree until age three, then in 1953, the family moved to Southern Oregon. He attended first grade at Washington Elementary in Mrs. Gilbertson’s class, Howard Elementary, and Central Point Junior High. He graduated from Crater High School in 1968 as the first male valedictorian. He attended two years at SOSC, and then worked in construction for six years moving all over the State of Oregon. He married Nanci Jo Van Leeuwen in 1970 and they had two daughters, Lisa Kay Rogers (Pearson) in 1976 and Julie Ann Rogers (Cummings) in 1980.
Larry went back to school and graduated in 1978 with a business/accounting degree with a minor in math. He joined Yergen-Meyer accounting firm in 1978, then joined the Watkins-Burton-Standridge firm in 1980. He opened his own firm in 1988. His wife Nanci passed away in 2011.
He married Judy Schulz in October 2013. Larry sold his CPA business to Rick Brewster in 2013 but continued to work for him until he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017.
Larry was blessed to have bought his first car, a 1958 Chevy Belair, when he was 17. He had it fully restored in 2009. He was a member of the Medford Cruise for 30 years, showing his beautiful '58 Chevy and his classic '66 yellow Corvette. He collected numerous trophies for his cars over the years.
Larry loved fishing in Alaska or just fishing the Rogue River. He enjoyed hiking, working hard with his hands, woodcutting, logging, just being out in the woods, and enjoying nature.
Larry attended Eastwood Baptist Church, Table Rock Christian Fellowship, and in most recent years, Edgewater Fellowship in Grants Pass.
Larry is survived by his wife, Judy Schulz Rogers; daughters, Lisa Pearson and Julie Cummings; sons-in-law, Chris Pearson and Josh Cummings; seven grandchildren; sisters, Kathryn Venemon of Scottsdale, Arizona and Loretta Palmer of Medford; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
“Cancer can spoil dreams but it can’t take away our memories!”
Services are pending and will be announced in the coming week.