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Maria Virginia (Gina) Rogers – December 13, 2018

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Maria Virginia (Gina) Rogers

Maria Virginia Rogers fought a long and valiant battle against Alzheimer’s disease before leaving this world, with family at her side, December 13, 2018.  Gina was born August 2, 1945 in El Paso, “Don’t mess with Texas” and likely was one of the Dallas Cowboy’s biggest fans!

The wife of a Vietnam veteran she raised four children with patience, understanding and so much love. Known for her big hugs and gentle manner she was not just “Mom” to her own children but so many others. Gina would always go out of her way to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.

Throughout her youth Gina traveled abroad to Europe, India and the Middle East. Those experiences, helped by her already open hearted nature, allowed her to become educated in different cultures and languages. Growing up in a close knit Mexican-American family, her faith was very important to her. Spanish was her first language, learning English when she entered public school. She also spoke some German and even a bit of Arabic.

While working at Sierra Army Depot Gina helped soldiers stationed there to further their education and was very proud of all she accomplished during her government service. During her lifetime she also worked as a preschool teacher and English as a Second Language instructor. She was encouraging, supportive, and dedicated to her students, allowing them to do their best and reach their full potential. She was also an accomplished gardener and avid marathoner.

Her light hearted and silly sense of humor always put others at ease.  And, while life threw her some curve balls, Gina always approached things with a positive outlook and unwavering faith.

Gina is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Larry Rogers, and their children, Jennifer (David) Pack, Christine (Ron) Smith, Catherine (Charlie) Schuck and John David Plese in addition to her brothers Michael (Sherrie) Rosnack and Steve (Stacey) Rosnack. Gina also has nine grandchildren. “Abuelita!” is how they referred to her, usually at the top of their lungs and with great joy. Preceding her in death were her Mother Reynalda and Father Joe Rosnack and her Sister, Lisa Grimes.

Rosary will be at 10:15a.m., Mass will be 10:45 a.m., Saturday, December 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Susanville with interment to follow at Diamond Crest Cemetery.  A donation in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada, 639 Isbell Road, Suite 240, Reno, Nevada 89509 or as an expression of sympathy the family asks that you donate to victims of the Paradise Camp fire or to a charity of your choice.


 

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14 Responses to Maria Virginia (Gina) Rogers – December 13, 2018

  1. Christy Surian Rose

    Christy Surian Rose

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 1:54 am

    I’m so sorry. I loved working with Gina and the EL students at Lassen. She was an amazing person. Praying for her family.

  2. Daisy Knowlton

    Daisy Knowlton

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Larry my deepest Condolences finally she,s free may god bless Her Soul so sad she,s no longer Here prayers for Gina.

  3. Beth Holmes

    Beth Holmes

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    My deepest condolences to all of Gina’s family. A special prayer and hug for Larry. Gina was always an inspiration to me with her love, care and compassion she showed for everyone. I missed her when she left SIAD and will miss her smile always. Heaven gained another Angel but she will forever walk by her family’s side.

    • Larry Rogers

      Larry Rogers

      Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Beth Holmes Thank you. Missing her but know we will be together again.

  4. Sue Ritz

    Sue Ritz

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Still miss that smiling face from the good old days at the SIAD Ed Center. She kept Bob out of trouble there long before she and Larry got together. It was good training for her. Miss you my Dallas Cowboys friend

    • Larry Rogers

      Larry Rogers

      Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Sue Ritz I’m do blessed to have so many happy memories. We were all fortunate to know her.

  5. Diane Wach StJacques

    Diane Wach StJacques

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Gina will be missed. She was a very kind, compassionate person who had a heart for helping people. God bless her family! 💞

    • Larry Rogers

      Larry Rogers

      Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Diane Wach StJacques Thank you.

  6. Shelley Templeton Bennett

    Shelley Templeton Bennett

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Gina was a wonderful support for our EL students at Lassen High. She inspired them to move beyond and get an education. She was also a valuable resource to me as a teacher. I always appreciated her beautiful smile and kind heart.

    • Larry Rogers

      Larry Rogers

      Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Shelley Templeton Bennett
      Gina was very proud of the EL students for their accomplishments.

  7. David Pack

    David Pack

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Mom, we love you very much and will miss you terribly…

  8. Jane Warner Barakat

    Jane Warner Barakat

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Rest In Peace, Gina Rogers.

  9. Marilyn Kliewer

    Marilyn Kliewer

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    RIP Gina my friend. You touched my heart so many years ago and I will never forget you. ❤💖 You are a bright star that will keeping shining 🌟🌟

  10. Portia Joy Korver

    Portia Joy Korver

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Linda Ingram Korver

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