Carol Rogers |

Carol Rogers

Carol J. (Baker) Rogers died Oct. 6 in her sleep. She was 83.

A Mass will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at St. Patrick’s Church in Grass Valley.

She was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Evansville, Ind., to Helen and Russell Baker.

Prior to returning to California, Carol and her family spent many post-war years living in Germany and traveled extensively throughout Europe while her husband was serving in the military.

After living in Europe, the family settled back to Yuba City, Calif., and lived there for 19 years. Carol worked for the Cling Peach Advisory Board for five years and finished out her career working for Yuba City Hall for 10 years before retiring. Her strength of leadership and character helped her as a member of the Business Professional Women’s Club.

For the last 34 years, Carol made her home in Penn Valley.

Carol was a charismatic, caring and a highly intelligent, literary and humorous woman, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Countless times she put others ahead of herself by being an excellent listener and helping her family, friends and all those around her.

She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas C. Rogers of 65 years; children, Tom Jr., Drew, Alison and Rick; grandchildren, Greg, Dani, Justin, Jared, Matthew, Megan, Kristen and Chelsea; and three 3 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Marilyn Morrison of Albuquerque, N.M., and Don Baker and family of Albuquerque, N.M.

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