PATSY ‘PAT’ ROGERS

June 29, 1931–Sept. 9, 2018

Patsy “Pat” Rogers,  87, passed away on Sept. 9, 2018, at Weston County Health Services.

She was born in Mount Vernon, S.D., on June 29, 1931, first of seven children born to Marcus  P. and Minnie B.( Assmus) Lalley. She was raised in Plankinton, S.D., where she met Donald Leigh Rogers while she was working in the local drugstore. They were married April 21, 1951, in White Lake, S.D. They moved to Newcastle where they made their home and raised their children, Ron, Bev and Mindy

Pat worked at the family owned Greenwood Grocery until it closed. She also worked at Decker’s as a checker and Doc’s Welding and Roustabout as a receptionist and bookkeeper. She was also a helpmate whenever the old water truck broke down and needed to be fixed. She was right there to lend a helping hand to Don, plus have a meal on the table to get him on his way. She enjoyed camping, gardening, knitting, crocheting, and fishing, as well as touring the Black Hills with her family. She was a hard worker and gave everything she had all the time. Pat was always moving. No one was a stranger to her or ever left her house hungry. She had the biggest heart and loved anything and anyone she ever met. She was loved beyond measure and will be missed deeply!

Patsy is survived by her children: Ronald (Jennifer) Rogers from Douglas, Wyo., and their children Jessica Rogers of California, Asa (Jenny) Rogers and their children Lumen and Clover Rogers of Denver, Colo.;  Beverly (Michael) Szuma of Newcastle and their children, Kara (Bubba) Shaw and their child, Kamdyn of Mississippi, Duane (Presleigh) Szuma and their children, Laeton and Luxen from Colorado; and Mindy (Mark) Nielsen of Gillette and children, Chance (Jasmine) and their children, Marie and Chance Jr. Stewart of Gillette, Charity Stewart of Gillette, and Monty Stewart. She is survived by three sisters, Betty Short of Roeland Park, Kan., Sharon Tennyson of Houston, Texas, and Karon Lalley of Houston; one brother, Connie (Beverly) Lalley of San Bernardino, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Don in 2013; and two sisters, Kay McCarter and Linda Reetz.

Memorial donations can be made to Sweet Country Angels cat rescue through Amanda Bench or Ginger Fields. Celebration of life for Pat and Don will be Oct. 6 at the Weston County Senior Services Center from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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