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Clara Rogers, 84, born at Teakean

      She passed away from Alzheimer's Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA. Clara was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Teakean to Fred and Laura Sansom. Her childhood was spent living for a time at Captain John on the Snake River, Asotin and Centralia, WA.

     Clara married Rodney Rogers in March of 1948 and moved to Enterprise, OR. They had three children, Ralph Rogers of Lewiston, Bert Rogers (deceased) and Steve Rogers of Clarkston.

     In 1952, Clara and Rodney moved to Asotin and in 1954 bought the house in Clarkston where she resided until her death. Clara worked as a cook in the school systems, country club, Moose lodge and several area restaurants. She was well-known for her bite-size steak and pies.

     Clara is survived by her husband, 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her second child, Bert Rogers; her mother and father, Laura and Fred Sansom; a sister, Gladys; and brothers, Albert Sansom and Vilas Sansom.

     A graveside memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston. A covered-dish dinner will follow at the Clarkston family home.

     Merchant Memorial Group is caring for arrangements.

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen

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