Maxine Avis (Rose) Rogers passed away Sunday evening, February 17, 2019 at Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colorado, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends.
Maxine was born to Francis and Mavis Rose on July 5th, 1950 in Faulkton, South Dakota. She grew up and graduated from high school in the Redfield, South Dakota area. There she met and married Richard Edward Wernsmann, and to this union was born a daughter, Paula Lynn in 1969 and a son, Richard Dale in 1970. The family moved to Colorado in 1973.
On April 26th 1985 she married John Phillip Rogers in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Together they moved to the Stratton, Colorado area.
Maxine worked hard to help support her family. She was employed as a bus driver, cashier, and bookkeeper, with her latest position being the Town Clerk for the town of Stratton. She was a very outgoing person, who loved people.
Maxine loved spending time painting, working with ceramics, scrap booking, playing cards, and reading. Most of all though she loved spending time with family, including her brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She looked forward to each and every visit. She also loved to spend time with her friends, whom she cherished.
Maxine is survived by her husband, Phillip of Stratton. her son, Richard (Rick) Wernsmann (Tonya) of Glenwood Springs. daughter, Paula Carlson (Cory) of Wiggins. sister, Gerri Schutte (Bob), brothers Wayne Rose (Deb), and Jeff Rose (Nancy), all of Redfield South Dakota, Lonnie Rose of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Roger Rose (Janna), of Wolsey, South Dakota. Grandchildren: Kellee (Mark) Springer, Codee (Nigel) Norris, Cade Carlson, and Olivia Wernsmann. Great Grandchildren: Kyler, Kaeson and Kole Springer. As well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She will be greatly missed!
A Celebration of life will be held at The Summit Baptist Church 401 East 2nd Avenue Wiggins, Colorado on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be given to the Kit Carson County Cancer Charity in care of the Heer Mortuary at 225 E. Platte Ave., Fort Morgan, Colorado.
There will also be A Celebration of Life in Stratton, and A Celebration of Life with the scattering of ashes in Glenwood Springs at a future date. Please contact a family member for future times and dates.