Leila Joy Rogers

Leila Joy Rogers

Leila Joy Rogers passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side on January 16, 2009 after a year long battle with cancer. She was 77 years old.
A life long resident of Fillmore, she was born January 28, 1931 to William and Florence Brockus, who preceded her in death.
Joy will be deeply missed by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Rogers; her three children, Rebecca Eller (husband, Tom) of Arroyo Grande, Kenneth Rogers, Jr. (wife, Martha) of Fillmore, and Philip Rogers of Fillmore; her four grandchildren, Marie Haase (husband, Brian), Amy Rogers, Kelly Rogers, and Katie Rogers; her two great grandchildren, Carson Haase, and Austin Haase; and her two brothers, Bill Brockus of Glendale, Utah, and Ed Brockus of Glendale, Utah.
As a young woman, she worked for the phone company. Much of her life was dedicated to lovingly care for her family. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School, where she learned to enjoy writing. The computer provided her with much joy and satisfaction in being able to correspond with friends and family. For many years she was the class representative for Fillmore High School Class of 1948 and the class representative for her husband Kenneth's graduating class, the Fillmore High School Class of 1946. As the class representative, she was responsible for organizing both of their annual class reunions. She particularly enjoyed contacting class members and writing the class newsletter summarizing each of their travels, activities, and events.
Genealogy was a great interest of hers. It is her detailed research and documentation that has allowed the family to understand where they came from and who they are. She was notably proud of her Scottish heritage.
Joy and her husband Kenneth were in the cattle ranching business for quite a few years and were active members of the cattle ranching community in Ventura County. The memories of the camaraderie of the cattle round ups and barbecues are something that family and friends will treasure.
She will be remembered as a woman of great integrity and fairness, always ready with a smile and a helping hand. Joy will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made in her name to Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice.
Memorial services will be held at the Bardsdale Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009.