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Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA

OBITUARY

Linda Faye Rogers

November 3, 1946June 20, 2020

Linda Faye Rogers, 73, of Yakima went to be with her Lord and Savior June 20,2020.

She was born on November 3, 1946 in Pocola, Oklahoma to Robert Lowery and Evelyn Lowery. On December 30, 1963 she married Dwain Rogers; she travelled between Germany and Pocola while Dwain was in the Army. During this time they had two children: Shelly (Rogers) Miles, and later, Keith Rogers.

Eventually, they settled in Washington State. In 1986, Dwain passed away. Sometime later, she met her companion Tom LaFontaine and they had spent a lot off-time together over the next 20 years. Sadly, in 2009 Tom passed away also.

Linda enjoyed travelling, performing music, and most of all loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

What made Linda the happiest was serving in her church. She would sing, help organize potlucks, clean, and was a prayer warrior. She would bring her karaoke machine to the nursing homes, sing with the patients all to see the patients smile. Linda was charismatic, caring, and most of all kind. She loved everyone and would do anything from the kindness of her heart.

In the coming years, Linda met her partner, Vaughn Burns. We would like to thank Vaughn for being a partner, a love, and a best friend to Linda making her last years wonderful.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Dwain Rogers; partner Tom LaFontaine; parents, Robert and Evelyn Lowery, and brother Robert Lowery Jr.

She is survived by partner Vaughn Burns, her two children Shelly (Rogers) Miles' husband Steve, and Keith Rogers' wife Jaimi; siblings Maelene Goins, Rayford Lowery, and Leta Farmer; grandchildren Marissa and Kaleb Rogers, and many nieces and nephews.

Private graveside service will be held at West Hills Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.keithandkeith.com

  • FAMILY

  • She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard Dwain Rogers; partner Tom LaFontaine; parents, Robert and Evelyn Lowery, and brother Robert Lowery Jr.


    She is survived by partner Vaughn Burns, her two children Shelly (Rogers) Miles' husband Steve, and Keith Rogers' wife Jaimi; siblings Maelene Goins, Rayford Lowery, and Leta Farmer; grandchildren Marissa and Kaleb Rogers, and many nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kaleb Rogers
  • Steve Miles
  • Brennan Frenzel
  • Richard Seward
  • Brian Guthridge
  • Jeff Gill

Services

  • Private Visitation

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 10, 2020

Memories

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Gordon Hackett

July 7, 2020

Linda, you were both my adopted sister, as well as a true friend.
I will truly miss you.

Love,
Gordon


Heather Tankersley

July 6, 2020

My favorite memory of Aunt Linda was when she came down to Pocola and we all got together to sing songs. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. I didn't get to see her often but I would get so happy and excited when I knew she was coming down for a visit. She was such a sweet person and you loved being around her. I love you Aunt Linda and you'll be greatly missed.

Carol Pierce

July 5, 2020

Linda was my truest friend. She was a beautiful person and I will always miss her. Linda is singing with the angels in heaven now and is receiving God’s many blessings. She was a child of God and she really loved Jesus. Someday, over yonder, we’ll all see Jesus and what a glorious day that will be. Thank you for your friendship and your love that you shared so graciously. Always your friend, Carol

Sandi Davenport

July 5, 2020

Linda, I know you are out of pain now. I will miss you so very much. We shall see each other again. So sorry we never had our lunch!

Sandi

Missy Cantrell

July 5, 2020

My favorite memory of my Aunt
Linda was her gum chewing, she could snap that gum like no
bodies business! I was always a little envious of that. Lol
As a kid her coming to visit from Washington was the highlight of my year, and still up untill last year it was always good to here and look forward to her visit. I am most certainly going to miss her voice and her saying "well there's Missy, hi Missy" and never in all her years living away did she lose her country accent. I loved it.
I know she is rejoicing in Heaven with our Lord Jesus, and her loved ones that have gone on before her.
Oh, can you just imagine and picture what a wonderful day that is for her.
Oh happy day for her!

Aunt Linda, I will see you again one day. ❤

Brennan frenzel

July 5, 2020

I remember going over to her house for the holidays and she would cook the best foods, like her banana pudding, her deviled eggs, or her fudge.

Maelene Goins

July 5, 2020

When Linda and family left Pocola for Yakima everyone was very sad and now she has left Yakima for her heavenly home. Everyone is sad but we are suppose to be happy because she went to a better place than we are here. Oh, I can just imagine how wonderful it is up there. I will see her again one day with our God, Jesus Christ our Savior. -Amen - Her sister Maelene

Shelby Hamilton

July 4, 2020

My favorite memories were worshiping with her. Also, coming over with my mother to sing and have snacks was always so lovely. She always included my family at church and invited us over to visit. Linda is a beautiful woman and a spiritual one as well.

Naomi Ransier

July 4, 2020

I've known her since I was 3 years old because my bestfriend and I met when we were 3. We would always go and stay at grandma Linda's and get ready for church there And head to church. She was always caring and loveing. They are all like family! And I loved her like a grandma!

Tom Anderson

July 4, 2020

I know firsthand that a lot of us always looked forward to Linda's karaoke singing as she entertained nursing home residents and anyone else who cared to join her and Vaughn there. She always radiated so much cheer that it had to be fun. And with Vaughn's ease of musical experience and with encouraging words always on the tip of his tongue for everyone involved, or within hearing distance, they certainly made an uplifting couple.

FROM THE FAMILY