Michael E. Rogers, 62, ended his pilgrimage early Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2010. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah Rogers; children, Andrea (Dean) Alfonso of Pueblo, Phoebe (Joseph) Graves of Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa, Jennifer Rogers of Pueblo and Brent (Judy) Rogers of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; parents, Eldwyn and Alice June Rogers of Wiggins, Miss.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Betty Ross of Hurst, Texas; and siblings, Bonise (Graham) Abley of Beaumont, Texas, Sharon (Robert) Miller of Wiggins, Miss., Daniel (Cynthia) Rogers of Maputo, Mozambique, Africa, Sarah (Brian) Ross of Cashmere, Wash. and Philip (Wendy) Rogers of Santiago, Chile; grandchildren, Sage Alfonso, Jordan Alfonso, Lucas Alfonso and Eva Graves. Preceded in death by his brother, Paul Rogers. Michael was born Sept. 9, 1948, in Little Rock, Ark. He was a minister for 30 years in Arkansas, Kentucky, Indiana, and lastly in Pueblo. Later in life, he and his wife served as household managers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Michael was a private pilot, an avid reader and photographer. There will be no public viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Brian Ross officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to National Foundation for Transplants or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Debbie,
    I was so sad to see that you lost your wonderful husband. I never really knew him but have so much love and respect for you just having spent a few hours together setting up for the Pregnancy Center silent auctions. You taught me so much. Please eccept our deepest sympathy and know that we at the Center are remembering you in our prayers. May God’s peace and comfort continue to sustain you and your family.

  2. Even though Ruth and I were unable to be present, Mike was my precious friend and pastor. His sermons were poetry. He was a pastor’s pastor. All our love to Debbie.

  3. May the Lord comfort the family at this time and i want you all to know you are in my prayers.

  4. My sincere sympathy goes out to you all. I knew Michael the least but knew all the girls, having them all entrusted with babysitting my girls. The parents are often known in this way, by associations with the rest of the family. I know you will miss Michael very much and I know he is in the wonderful presence of our dear Father and Creator. The world was blessed by his kind and loving spirit and the world will be less for his passing.

  5. Dear Rogers Family,
    May the peace of our Lord and Saviour be with you during this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless.

  6. Rogers Family:
    I wanted to send my condolences and share that my thoughts have been with you ever since I found out that Mike was not well. Though it’s been many years since I have seen you all, I have the fondest memories of walking into your home and always feeling welcome. That is how I will remember Mike, with the fondest of memories.

    Best,
    Gideon Geisel

  7. Debbie
    We extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy. Mike was the most intelligent friend I ever had. He changed my life! I am truly blessed and most thankful that you and he were a part of my/our life.

  8. Mike lived his faith and taught me to question and seek after God and my realtionship with him. I have been blessed and honored in knowing Mike and his precious family. I have prayed for those that remain to mourn your loss and grief. Greater love and greater arms are holding him now. We loved him and will always love his wonderful wife. We share your pain and grief over the loss of a great man, husband, father, grangfather and friend. Thanks Mike for giving me a deeper walk with God and for the kingdom now way of living. God bless your devoted caring family. Donna Murrell

  9. Debbie and family, you all have constantly been in our prayers and will continue to be so as you deal with this loss in your lives. We are praying that God will give you comfort as no other can during this time. We wanted to make the trip so badly and be there for you, Debbie, but the distance was just too far for us to make it. I guess it wasn’t meant to be for us to make it anyway because Uncle Willie passed away on Monday and his funeral will be Friday. Even though our physical bodies won’t be there, our spirit will be and we will be remembering all the good times we spent with you and Bro. Mike, and the sweet fellowship we all had together. We love you all and may God bless you all especially during the days and weeks ahead.
    Love,
    Don and Carolyn Hawkins
    2178 Mt. Hebron Rd.
    Lancaster, KY 40444

  10. Dear Family,

    Mike, was a long distance friend that we have held up in prayer for some time. We will continue to have the family in our prayers. I am very grateful that he was a solid friend to my brother, C.D. Ward. I have appreciated the Rogers family for most of my life and you have all enriched our lives. May God’s special grace be with you now and in the days ahead.

    In Christ,
    Bob and Marj Ward

  11. Your father was one of the kindest men we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
    Much Love,
    Margarett and Priscilla

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