Leona Lee “Dovie” Rogers, 88, of Welch, Okla., went to meet her heavenly father on February 23, 2018, at her home, after a long illness. She was born August 16, 1929 near Ralston, Okla. to J.T. Bridges and Ethel Agnes (Skinner) Bridges.
When Dovie was eight years old, she moved with her family to Craig County and lived west of Welch. She attended Grandview School as well as Welch High School. On December 19, 1949, she married Thomas Ray “Tom” Rogers in a ceremony in Bentonville, Ark.
In 1966-1967, she attended NEO A&M College where she received a degree in nursing. Over the years, she worked at the Welch Hospital, Miami Baptist Hospital, Craig General Hospital, and then for Dr. Fred Ray for over 28 years. She was a long time and faithful member of the Welch Baptist Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School each summer.
She loved people so much and caring for them brought her so much happiness. She also loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren to the fullest. She loved gardening and sewing. But above all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
On December 6, 1995, her husband, Tom, preceded her in death. She is also preceded by four sisters, three brothers, and a son in law, David Hickey.
She leaves a legacy of love to one daughter, Fonda Hickey of Welch; two sons, Billy R. Rogers and wife Teri of Miami, and Tommy Joe Rogers of Ketchum; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren with another on the way; along with a community full of friends.
A Celebration of Life with be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 26th, 2018 at the Welch Baptist Church with Pastor’s Ed McFall and Bob Whitchurch officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Rogers Cemetery, west of Welch.
Online condolences can be left at www.thomasfuneralhomewelchok.com.
Services are entrusted to the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.