Mary Rogers |

Mary Rogers

Visitation for family and friends of Mary Elizabeth T. Rogers of Camptonville will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will follow at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mrs. Rogers died Sunday, June 13, at home. She was 82.

She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Wilkinson County, Ga., to Ivy T. Thompson and Annie Lord Thompson. She graduated from Dublin High School in Dublin, Ga. She married Victor Paul Rogers on June 21, 1941, in Macon, Ga. She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II at an airbase in Georgia, where she serviced airplanes for their transatlantic journeys. She worked at TRW in Los Angeles for many years as a fine solderer, creating on-board equipment for NASA space flights. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula; son, Michael; grandchildren Gary, Ari, Alex, Michael “Kenny,” Victor, Marnie and Joshua; great-grandchildren Adam, Carrina, Celina, Morgan, Victor, Brett, Keith and Mariah; brother-in-law, G.W. Young; sister-in-law, Victoria; nieces and nephews Randy, Steve, and Tracy Young, Arthur, Charles, Junior, Rosalie, Anita, and Alan and Greg Bradshaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Paul Rogers, in 1994; and sister, JoAn Young, in 2002.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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