ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Henry Rogers II, 78 years old, born on March 22, 1943, and passed away on June 3, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Stephanie Sales on June 3, 2022
Mrs Rogers (Mom) and family! I’ve known all of you since around 1980 & what made an impression to me about Mr Rogers (Dad) was that they both were always so welcoming, loving, kind & enjoyed a great laugh!  Because of these two people they have given me my best friend, Mandy!   I’m grateful for the life Dad lives & how he lived it (accepting people, treating them with kindness & love). You will be missed so much by your family & friends. He fought hard, he fought long & he never gave up which speaks to us about his strength!  Prayers are being said for each of you along with lots of love & hugs your way. I know too that he is alive in each one of you so I pray as you look back on the memories (laugh, cry, smile) that you let his love come through you. Love you all!!

June 3, 2022.... 365 days have passed however, for the family it may seem like yesterday or forever. Time doesn't heal but it does change us and we continue to move on with all the memories, laughter, love & grace. Today I pray for all of you. That you stop, smile & think of the impact Dad made on each of your lives. Honor him today & be grateful for each moment you had (I know we all wish for one more day)! Love you all Steph
Posted by MaryBeth Voelkel on June 3, 2022
It is so hard to believe it's been a year since you left us to receive love & peace in heaven. For Karen & your girls, I know they are missing you terribly. As your sis, I cannot express the void that I feel. I miss your check-in calls & support in so many ways. Know that you have found peace and for that I am pleased. But nevertheless, I really miss that you are no longer a phone call away when I am in need. I love you and miss you so so much. -your Sis
Posted by Mandy Joy on June 3, 2022
Psalm 116:15

The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
Posted by Mandy Joy on June 3, 2022
Dad, I think of you today, of our family. You are alive in my mind and heart. I talk to you often and I believe you hear me. Tomorrow Bill and I are fishing. Since you passed, every time I fish I talk with you even more. You were the fish whisperer and you have blessed me with some big ones! Or, at least taught me how to catch the big ones, thank you. I cherish ever memory, every fishing trip, every day I had with you. I LOVE YOU and I MISS YOU SO MUCH.

Psalm 34:18-19 KJV
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

AMEN, thank you God for your love, grace and comfort.

Posted by Mandy Hoblin on June 1, 2022
Dad, it is June 1, 2022 and all I can think about today is that we only had 2 more days with you last year. I love you deeply, with all my heart. I miss you more than I could ever imagine. Thank you for your love, your heart, your friendship, discipline and loving grace. 
Posted by Nancy Wilson on December 30, 2021
Dear Karen. Jim and I were so sorry for the loss of your Hank. You and Hank have been our friends for a long long time and we will definitely miss our little weekly phone calls from him checking in to see how we were all doing. He was always so thoughtful about that. And we loved talking politics with Him as we were on the same side of “the fence”.We all had our good times and bad and sad times but we were always there for each other never passing judgement on anyone. We will always be here for you. And our doors are forever open to you. I will say goodbye for now and we will see. You again in our forever home with the Lord when our times come. Until then, farewell our dear dear friend. Love, Jim and Nancy
Posted by Cathy Nash on December 29, 2021
It is so sad to learn of Hank`s passing. He was our wonderful neighbor for several years in San Jose. He and my late husband enjoyed visiting with each other and he would tease me about staying on the hill. We had a friendship gate in the side fence to make it easier for Nash and Hank to visit and for Hank to get lemons from the tree as needed.

When he and Karen moved away it left a big void. A few years later we moved too. Thankfully we've kept in touch through Christmas cards.

He and Nash have gone home to be with the Lord. No more interruptions in their conversations.
Posted by Stephanie Sales on June 8, 2021
Mrs Rogers (Mom) and family! I’ve known all of you since around 1980 & what made an impression to me about Mr Rogers (Dad) was that they both were always so welcoming, loving, kind & enjoyed a great laugh!  Because of these two people they have given me my best friend, Mandy!   I’m grateful for the life Dad lives & how he lived it (accepting people, treating them with kindness & love). You will be missed so much by your family & friends. He fought hard, he fought long & he never gave up which speaks to us about his strength!  Prayers are being said for each of you along with lots of love & hugs your way. I know too that he is alive in each one of you so I pray as you look back on the memories (laugh, cry, smile) that you let his love come through you. Love you all!!
Posted by Shana Brazil on June 7, 2021
You will be missed tremendously Uncle Hank. I love you and I will miss your calls to check up on me to make sure everything is going well, or to say thank you for even the smallest things. You had the biggest heart and you cared so much for your family and friends. I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with you.
Posted by MaryBeth Voelkel on June 7, 2021
Even though many times we disagreed strongly, there were so many times that Hank & Karen stepped in to include me as part of their small (but growing) family. There were times when I had no where to live, and times when I needed to be included & without complaint he took over to help me feel I had someone. Camping trips, a trip to Boise to see our brother and just having my own bed to sleep in. I continue to listen to 50's & 60's music & smile while reminiscing! Our check in calls will be sadly missed as well. RIP dear brother. I miss you so so much. And love you with all my heart. Your sis, MB

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Posted by Stephanie Sales on June 3, 2022
Mrs Rogers (Mom) and family! I’ve known all of you since around 1980 & what made an impression to me about Mr Rogers (Dad) was that they both were always so welcoming, loving, kind & enjoyed a great laugh!  Because of these two people they have given me my best friend, Mandy!   I’m grateful for the life Dad lives & how he lived it (accepting people, treating them with kindness & love). You will be missed so much by your family & friends. He fought hard, he fought long & he never gave up which speaks to us about his strength!  Prayers are being said for each of you along with lots of love & hugs your way. I know too that he is alive in each one of you so I pray as you look back on the memories (laugh, cry, smile) that you let his love come through you. Love you all!!

June 3, 2022.... 365 days have passed however, for the family it may seem like yesterday or forever. Time doesn't heal but it does change us and we continue to move on with all the memories, laughter, love & grace. Today I pray for all of you. That you stop, smile & think of the impact Dad made on each of your lives. Honor him today & be grateful for each moment you had (I know we all wish for one more day)! Love you all Steph
Posted by MaryBeth Voelkel on June 3, 2022
It is so hard to believe it's been a year since you left us to receive love & peace in heaven. For Karen & your girls, I know they are missing you terribly. As your sis, I cannot express the void that I feel. I miss your check-in calls & support in so many ways. Know that you have found peace and for that I am pleased. But nevertheless, I really miss that you are no longer a phone call away when I am in need. I love you and miss you so so much. -your Sis
Posted by Mandy Joy on June 3, 2022
Psalm 116:15

The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
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About Henry

Henry Kirk Rogers II, born March 22, 1943 passed peacefully into our loving God's hands, surrounded by his family, on June 3, 2021 at the age of 78.  He was a graduate of Eureka High School in 1961 and received his Bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1979.  
Henry was an exceptional son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many.  He  started his career in the Navy but applied his talents, learned and grew through his life journey.  He trained in radio communications in the Navy; he was on the first of its class aircraft carrier during Vietnam War in the Gulf of Tonkin.  Henry was a believer in our savior Jesus, he was Cal Vet, 32nd degree Mason, a VFW member, Bethel Guardian for Jobs Daughters while his girls were growing up, coach & umpire for girls softball, wrestling coach at Santa Clara University, stock car driver, an avid outdoorsman, deputy sheriff, business owner, executive director of the Builders Exchange in Redding, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara, California as well as the director of the SRCA water district in Coquille.  
In every job or situation Henry was in, he applied his all.  He was kind, supportive, listened and encouraged everyone he encountered to never give up, work hard, smile and celebrate along the way.  He will be missed by so many but most of all by his wife, daughter’s, and grandchildren who love and cherish him. 
Henry was proceeded in death by his father, James Harold Rogers, mother Marion Yoey, and brother Ronald Rogers.  He is survived by the love of his life, Karen Jane (Cole) Rogers wth whom he recently celebrated 60 years of marriage, daughter Melinda Ziemann and her husband Scott, daughter Mandy Torvick, daughter Marion Bauer and her husband Sean, sister MaryBeth Voelkel and her husband Mark, 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members who loved and laughed with him through life.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude for the amazing staff at Bay Area Hospital who loved and supported Henry and his family at his bedside, holding his hands, until he left his world and was welcomed by our awesome God in Heaven. 
Your memories, pictures and stories are so very important to us, please leave your condolences and memories on this site for all to read.  God Bless You!

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To Hank and Karen

Shared by Nancy Wilson on June 18, 2021
Dear Karen, as I sit here writing this my tears are quick to come. I still can’t believe that Hank is gone, that we will no longer be visiting Hank and Karen. But we will always visit you as long as we are here on earth. I’ve known you since we were 7 so we go back a long long way. All through grade school junior high and high school and then as adults starting our own families. We have so many fond memories that I will forever treasure. We had so many good times with you and Hank. And we had our kids all within a few years of each other and now they are GRANDPARENTS.. who where did that time go.I remember Hank from high school. What a cute cheerleader he was.and then a pretty cute sailor. Yes, we do go back a long ways and I hope our friendship continues until we all meet again in a heavenly place where there’s no more pain or sadness. You will always be special to Jim and I. We are always here if you need us. Anytime. With all our love, Jim and Nanc