OBITUARY

Dana Lynn Rogers

December 12, 1962March 12, 2015
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Dana Lynn Rogers Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9:30-11:00AM followed by a Light Luncheon from 11-12. Internment with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 in The Botanical Gardens at Memorial Oaks.

Beloved and Extremely gifted Jazz Singer, Dana Lynn Rogers entered Heaven’s Gates on March 12, 2015. She was the featured Vocalist for The United States Army Jazz Ambassadors from 1992-1999. She is survived by her mother, Donnie Smith, her brother, Richard Rogers and her niece, Sasha Joldzic, of Houston, TX, and many other relatives. Dana is also survived by her Jazz Houston Musician Family, United States Armed Forces colleagues, musicians and loving friends from around the world. Dana was born in Port Arthur, TX and raised in the orchestra pit with her father, the late Bill Rogers, orchestrator, conductor, and contractor for the Sinatra family for over 35 years.

While earning regional recognition in Houston and in Las Vegas, Dana caught the attention of master-mentor Shelly Berg, two-time president of the International Association of Jazz Educators. Upon Berg's recommendation, Dana was recruited and retained by The U. S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, who showcased her internationally (1992-1999) as their featured vocalist and clinician. North American performance venues include The Kennedy Center, Caesars Palace, The Sands, The Frontier, "Monday Night Jazz" at The Four Queens; appearances with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Toots Thielemans, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Buddy Childers, Hank Levy, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Nancy Zeltsman, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (playing piccolo on "The Stars and Stripes Forever"), The Four Freshmen and Two-Time Grammy-winners, Floyd Domino and Johnny Gimble.

Dana was kind, considerate, compassionate, and very spiritual. She loved Gospel Music and prayed constantly “out loud” for those she loved. She wrote many prayers to God and prayed specifically for friends and family.

In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to: www.gofundme.com/danarogersmemorial

Please also consider gifts to www.lifegift.org as Sgt. Dana Rogers miraculously saved 4+ lives as an organ donor.

Dana Rogers Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 25, 2015 from 9:30-11:00AM followed by a Light Luncheon from 11-12. Internment will follow at 12:30 in The Botanical Gardens at Memorial Oaks.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 25, 2015
REMEMBERING

Dana Lynn Rogers

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Willy Barber

January 5, 2017

Thank You Dana ~ For Everything

Alisha Pattillo

April 29, 2015

Sweet Dana, we are all going to miss you so. You are singing with the Angels now. RIP.

Dee young

April 28, 2015

I love you and will miss you always! Nobody could comfort me like you did and make me laugh so hard! You were an amazing friend and terrific person! All the good that you've done in this world will NEVER be forgotten! Love you Dana Bug!!!

Liz Mendez

April 28, 2015

Dana,you really were God's gift to all of us.
Rest in Peace

Dr. Julie Hollingsworth

April 26, 2015

You, there was no one like you to me, no one with your eyes, your spirit, your love. "There will never be another YOU".

Julie Hollingsworth

April 26, 2015

Just love you!

Don Slocomb, Jr.

April 26, 2015

Dana, Rest in peace. You brought joy to so many. We'll miss you.

Diane Landry

April 25, 2015

You're resting high on that mountain now. No fears no tears. Always know you are loved and missed, sweetheart.

xoxoxo,
Diane

todd Harrison

April 25, 2015

You were my first love in life...I'll remember everything. ...about you...with you......you were a gift to everyone....including me...

Becky Williams

April 25, 2015

Sweet sweet Dana...you are loved...rest in peace