Doris Ingaborg Rogstad
February 10, 1928 – June 26, 2012
Doris Ingaborg Anderson was born February 10, 1928 in Swedish Hospital, Seattle, Washington. Doris was the daughter of Swedish immigrants, Anna Carlson and Elmer Anderson, who arrived in this country in 1910 and had come from a Swedish farming tradition. Doris was the elder of two children and she had a younger brother, Fred. Doris and the Anderson family attended Gethsemane Lutheran Church and she stayed active in churches all her life, usually with the Lutheran Church but sometimes attending a Presbyterian Church. She went to parochial school in north Seattle, graduated from Lincoln High School and then attended Washington State College in Pullman, where she graduated with a degree in Home economics and a minor in Chemistry. After college she worked at Fort Lawton in Seattle during the time of the Korean War. There she met her husband, Kenneth Rogstad, son of Norwegian immigrants, who was from Los Angeles and in the army at the time. They married and had 4 children. Doris lived in north Seattle her whole life. One might say Doris was a true Seattle native, always partial to the northwest despite it's grey weather and, although she loved visiting relatives up and down the west coast and vacationing in California, she never had any desire to move to sunnier climates. Doris' nature was to always stay busy with something, either tending to her family or to other interests and hobbies. Baking, especially around Christmas time, was one of her pastimes, also solving puzzles; crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Doris was always reading something, mostly books having to do with Bible study or religion but she also had a keen interest in modern literature, especially mystery novels, and sometimes took part in literature discussion groups. In her later years she started collecting shells, eventually accumulating a large shell collection from all over the world. Doris and her husband were active in the Republican party of King County and Doris accompanied her husband to the national Republican conventions in years 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984. Doris and Kenneth loved water and boating, were members of the Queen City yacht club for many years, and loved cruising the northwest waters of Washington and British Columbia with family and friends. Doris was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who endured much and never lost hope. Later in life she was fearless in battle against aggressive breast cancer and beat it, overcoming many physical challenges and never succumbing to pressure or losing her resilience. Her final battle with health proved to be overwhelming and unexpected. God’s will and grace ended her pain and life on earth June 26, 2012. Doris’ strength and endurance and solid faith in Jesus Christ will be a legacy that is truly a memorable gift to all who knew her. Doris is survived by three sons; Eric, Keith (Jane) and Alan Rogstad (Sarah Lohden), and one daughter, Jan (Barry) Lowe and six grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012, 10:00 am at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE Seattle, WA 98155.
- Graveside Service Friday, July 6, 2012
Doris Ingaborg Rogstad
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July 5, 2012
Sweet dreams Mom. I will miss you while you're gone.