Nov 162011

Daryl Rogers, 80, of Winslow, Ariz., passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, of causes incident to age. He was surrounded by his family, who loved and will greatly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock this morning (Nov. 16) at the Main Street Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 48 N. Main St., in Snowflake, Ariz., and will be preceded by a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the R.V. “Mike” Ramsay Cemetery in Snowflake.

Daryl was born in Snowflake on June 30, 1931, to John Marcus Rogers and Mary Eager. He spent the majority of his life in Snowflake, where he enjoyed being near immediate and extended family, which were always his first priority in life. Daryl was the sixth of nine children, father to nine children, stepfather to four, grandfather to 39 and great-grandfather to 17.

After graduating from Snowflake High School, Daryl served an LDS mission to the North Central States followed by a brief stint in the U.S. Army before returning to Snowflake to help care for his ailing father.

He married Donna Skousen in 1958 and together they had nine children.

He worked briefly as a Tempe police officer and also for the Tempe Fire Department before returning to his roots in Snowflake, where he lived for the next 40 years.

Daryl married Betty Randall in 1987 and added four stepchildren to his large family.

Daryl made his living working as a carpenter, but his real love was anything that would allow him to be out in nature. He loved to camp, hunt, fish, garden and care for animals. If you knew Daryl at all, you will certainly have spent at least one night with him stuck in mud somewhere looking for the ideal camping spot. You would also know that Daryl would, and often did, give you the shirt off his back, the last serving of food at the table and the last dollar in his pocket.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; three sisters, Mable Wilhelm, Nyla DeWitt and Linda Anderson; and a large posterity who love and miss their grandpa. May he rest in peace until they meet again.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.