Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetery

800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV


Charles Buddy Rogers

July 16, 1931May 10, 2020

Charles Buddy Rogers, age 88, of Henderson, took his final journey, peacefully with his wife by his side, on Sunday, May 10, 2020. He was born July 16, 1931, in Florida, to his parents Ernest Charles Rogers and Dorothy Durstine.

A proud Marine, Charles served honorably on the front lines during the Korean War. He was a longtime member of the American Legion, and the First Marine Division Association. Charles was a devoted member of the Elk's Lodge, in which he was the Exalted Ruler from 1991 to 1992, at the Lakewood Elk's Lodge 1570.

Charles was a successful business man. He had his own Insurance Agency, which he performed consistently at the highest level in his district.

Charles was a man of many hobbies, interests, and talents. He loved to hunt, deep-sea fish, golf, and attend all Elk's meetings. Charles came to enjoy treasure hunting; spending his weekends garage-saleing, and attending auctions and estate sales. He and his wife, loved to repurpose and make something out of nothing only they could appreciate. Additionally, Charles loved tending to their roses daily; with the utmost love and care.

Charles was a man of integrity, kindness and love. He will truly be missed by our community by the number of hats he wore, of which, there were many.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Karen; son, Steve Rogers; daughter, Shelly Hilvers; four grandchildren: Vanessa, Ty, Steel, and Stephanie Rogers; and two stepsons: John and Tom Latona, who affectionately called him "Spudster". He is also survived by his dear friends Fred and Helen Kellerman, that were along side him in our journey, every step of the way.

When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary

When troubles come, and my heart burdened be

Then, I am still and wait here in the silence

Until you come and sit awhile with me

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains

You raise me up to walk on stormy seas

I am strong when I am on your shoulders

You raise me up to more than I can be...…

Josh Groban

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Charles Buddy Rogers.

Until we meet again, My Hero, My Love,


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Shelly Hilvers (Rogers)

May 25, 2020

Today we salute our father not only for his military service but for the 52 wonderful years he was loving, kind, supportive, compassionate, giving and was always there for us. I spoke to his grandchildren yesterday whom are recalling all their fond memories with him. They are looking at photos and feeling grateful to have his love.
As for my brother and I there is a sadness in our hearts. Our eternal peace comes from knowing he loved us all. Rest In Peace Dad!

Karen Rogers

May 25, 2020

On this Memorial Day, I want to honor my Husband, and the thousands that have given their lives for our Country:
Sgt. Charles Buddy Rogers served in the Korean War from Feb. 6, 1951 *** December 1953.
He was a true Patriot, with a Love for his Country, and all of the Soldiers that have sacrificed their lives for all of us. In combat, and on the front lines, he like so many Veterans lost many fellow comrades, while holding his bestfriend as he made the ultimate sacrifice fighting next to him. He lived his life with Human Kindness, Dignity, Respect for others, and never took anything for granted, as he realized he had to live the lives of those who were lost. Though haunting at times, he never forgot that fateful day, and always kept his memory alive. To help him through difficult times in remembering him, he would refer to Scripture:
John: 15-13
"Greater Love Has No Man Then To Lay Down His Life For Ones Friend"
I will continue to fly our Country's Flag each day as he did with the utmost Pride, Respect, and Honor for "ALL" that have given us our Freedom by paying the ultimate sacrifice.
Sgt. Charles "Buddy" Rogers Salutes You, I Salute You. He, along with the thousands of Veterans are "All Hero's", and he was mine.

Thank you all for your Service, and the sacrifice's you have made for our Country,

Karen Rogers

May 17, 2020

Dear Bud,
There are no words to describe how I feel. I tended to your roses today, will always watch them bloom knowing you're looking, and, enjoying each bud as it slowly opens with me, enjoying the beautiful fragrance that I will never forget. Thank you for the best fifteen years of my life with the unconditional Love you always gave me. I will continue on with our projects and our plans, knowing you're right beside me giving me the strength to do what needs to get done. When it was at a dark time in my life, you were the only one to come and sit with me, and while doing so you made me more then I thought I could ever be, and our Love Story began. Thank you for such a beautiful journey, and I will patiently wait until we're together again in the peace, tranquility, and beauty when we can share eternity together. I Will Love You Forever & Always.
Until Then,
You're My Hero, My Love


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