William Rogers

William Russell "Bill" Rogers

Sunday, September 20th, 1936 - Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of William Rogers, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of William Rogers

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

William's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

William's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


William Russell Rogers (83), better known as “Bill”, finished his earthly journey and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. He was living at Price, UT at the time of his passing.

Bill was born the 2nd of five children on September 20, 1936, in Alamosa, CO to Walter Russell Rogers and Vera Florence Crowther. He lived in Carson, NM until he was 10 years old when they moved to Nortonville and then to Sanford CO. He lived all of his married life in Alamosa, CO.

Bill married Mary Jane Thomas on December 12th, 1958 in the Mesa, Arizona temple where they were sealed together for time and all eternity. From that point on, life for the two became a roller coaster adventure of happiness, children, grandchildren, difficult times, church work, farming, and most of all just plain fun. He worked for several years at Haynies’ Auto Parts; then made a career as foreman at Grower Shipper Potato Co. in Monte Vista where he retired more than thirty years later.

He was a builder: he built an addition to his house on Brown Street and later a house on his ranch. He and Mary are the parents of four boys and one girl. They were his life and all that he did, he did for his family.

Bill began working with the Boy Scout troop that was sponsored by the Alamosa 1st and later the 2nd Ward for over 40 years. He led them on many 50 milers, camp-outs, and at least one canoe trip. He was a scout and a pioneer as he guided many young men through their teenage years.

Bill was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he served and fulfilled many church callings. In 2003, He and Mary Jane were called to serve in the San Salvador, El Salvador Mission. They spent 18 months serving the people there.

Bill and his wife enjoyed square dancing. They were members of Squaws and Paws square dance club for over 25 years. He was always very friendly. All those who knew him at the Heirloom Inn would often comment, “I wish I had known him when he was younger, he is so clever and witty.”

He was very generous with all that he had giving aid to many both friends and strangers. He never turned a blind eye to those who were in need.

He is preceded in death by his wife and father (Walter) and mother (Vera). He is survived by his five children Jack (Lorie) Rogers, Kelly Rogers, Tom (Tina) Rogers, Mickie (Tom) Crowther and W. Mark (Dani) Rogers; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; four siblings Illa Mae Coombs, Gayle Rogers, Ann Shawcroft and Flo Ellen Coley.

A viewing will be held at Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa, CO Thursday June 11th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the Sanford Cemetery on Friday, June 12th 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Those wishing to leave online condolences, tributes and words of comfort for the family may do so by visiting
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of William Russell "Bill" Rogers, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for William

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rogers Family Mortuary Alamosa
    205 State Ave
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 10:00am
    Sanford Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Bishop Fred Holman
  • Interment

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 10:00am
    Sanford Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Sanford, Colorado 81151
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of William
0 trees have been planted in memory of William Russell "Bill" Rogers

Dora Gay Anderson

Posted at 01:16pm
My husband, Joel, and I have been friends of Bill and Mary Jane for many years. I treasure those memories. Bill was a very kind and gentle man, very devoted to his family, and his Savior Jesus Christ. He was always so friendly. His work ethic was amazing. May God bless all of his family and loved ones at this time. He left a great legacy for all of his posterity.


Posted at 03:35pm
We were so blessed to have known Bill and his family. He was one of the best and so dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America, almost as much as he was to his sweet family. He left such a legacy, so glad we were a part of their lives from time to time and in church. Blessings to the family. Your Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandad was a man to be proud of.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: