Surrounded by family, Claud passed away on March 9, 2021 at 2:14 p.m. of natural causes. Claud was born on November 16, 1930 in Bend, Oregon to William Claud and Gorga Bell Rogers. Claud married his wife, Jean, on June 2, 1957 in Vale, Oregon and they were married for 62 years. Mom passed away on July 22, 2020. Claud and Jean were inseparable, they even shared a birthday.
Dad spent the first ten years of his life in Bend before moving with his family to Ontario, Oregon where his parents owned a small farm. Claud worked on the farm and other jobs during his high school years before joining the U.S. Army in 1948. After an honorable discharge, he went to Boise State Junior College and transferred to the College of Idaho, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He then became a Certified Public Accountant. He worked for various companies, including Idaho Power Company, before taking a job with the State of Idaho. He finished his career at the State of Idaho Liquor Dispensary. Retiring in 1998, he and Jean did some traveling and enjoyed watching kids and grandkids play softball.
and Claud have two daughters, Cindy (John) Throne and Cathy Rogers. They have four
grandchildren, John (Megan) Throne, Autumn (Bear) Lewis, Jennifer (Dan) Ripley,
and Jarilyn (Brian) Borchert. They also have eleven great grandchildren –
Tayshaun Van Eaton, Tanyon, Espyn, Ihly and Tydus Throne; Kyler and Kaylee
Lewis, Alyssa and Braden Kim, and Sabrina and Ryan Ripley. Claud is survived by his daughters,
grandchildren, great grandchildren, his sister-in-law Wyoma Rogers, and several
nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean, his parents, his
sister, his brother, and his nephew Brian Krasznavolgyi.
In 1962, Jean and Claud became members of Red Rock Christian Church. Cindy and Cathy were baptized at Red Rock as were Claud and Jean’s grandchildren and some of their great grandchildren. Red Rock was and is a constant in the lives of the Rogers family. Claud held many church board positions at Red Rock. Music was also a big part of Dad’s life and love and provided a source of comfort. Claud played the violin. On many occasions he and Cindy played at church for special music.
Dad was the salt of the earth. He was a gentle, kind soul who was an extremely generous and a loving man. He loved his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids immensely. He was very accepting of others and was kind to a fault.
If it is true that God asks these three questions at the end of your life - “how well did you love, how much joy did you create in the people around you and how many hearts did you touch?” Dad would be able to answer I loved greatly, I created joy in the people I loved, and I touched many hearts. We loved him greatly.
We have many stories of humor, family, growing up on the farm, being a dad, a grandpa, and great grandpa (grandpa Cod) that we would love to share with you at the celebration of life we will have later this spring/early summer for Dad and Mom.
Memorials are suggested for Red Rock Christian Church, 1124 S. Roosevelt, Boise, Idaho 83705.