Jack was born May 8, 1943, in Bend Oregon to Glenn and Ruth Rogerson. He joined 3 brothers Louie (Jan), Mel (Donna), Ron (Theresa) and 1 Sister Pat (Gene) Henkemeyer. He met his sweetheart Nancy Neth and gave her a friendship ring when they were 12. Until they were 16 his dad would chaperone them on dates. He graduated from Redmond High School in 1961, but always felt a part of the Bend High School Class where Nanc graduated. He was set to go to trade school, but after Nanc's mom died in March, he decided he wanted to marry and take care of her. They wed July 9, 1961, and started their life together.
Jack worked many jobs in those first years. He worked on the Black Angus ranch when they first married but heard that Boeing was hiring in Washington, so he and Nanc moved to follow a dream, they had their first son Glenn (Sylvia) while there. However, they found that being so far from family was hard, so they moved back to Central Oregon where he worked as a milk man and trash man and their daughter Tami (Paul D.) Gear was born. They decided that Boeing was a better option, so back to Washington they trekked. They had another son Gerald and settled into life in Federal Way, where they had their son, Troy Jon who died shortly after birth. Jack and Nanc started attending church again in the Federal Way Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints and were sealed as a family for Time and Eternity in the Oakland Temple in 1969. After being laid off at Boeing Jack worked as a milkman for Smith Dairy and then Flett Dairy, eventually buying a route that would become People's Dairy in Gig Harbor. He loved being a milkman and was known as Jack the singing milkman around town. Whenever his children would tell people their names people would say, "Are you Jack the milkman's kid?" He was quite the celebrity about town.
After being hit be a drunk driver and having his 2nd back surgery he had to quit delivering milk and decided to go back to work for Boeing, where he worked until 1998, when he and Nanc retired and moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona where he started his last career as a massage therapist. He called it his johobby, because it never felt like work to him. Nanc and he purchased a small massage therapy practice and turned it into a thriving spa. After selling the spa and once again retiring they moved to Utah to be closer to family in December of 2021.
Jack and Nanc loved traveling and often took family and friends along on their adventures. Many remember and talk about the great memories that were made on those trips. They loved playing cards and dominos with family and friends and laughter was aplenty whenever Jack was around.
Jack always said that he was a Jack of all trades, master of none, but to those who knew him they knew he was the master of service, hard work, singing and whistling, and love. He was adored by his grandchildren Brittany (Daren) Simkins, Savannah (Riley) Gardiner, Emma (Brian) Vollman, Tara, Kayla Rogerson, Ruth Hanks, Paul (Lindsay) Brown, Kyle Rogerson, Rebekah (PJ) Warren, Philip (Rachelle) Brown, Ali (Quintin) Johnson, Ashling Rogerson, Meagan (Cody) Simms, and Alex (Maddie) Gear. He was known to his great grandchildren as Grandpa Jack. They loved doing rooster, hen pullet and flipping cards into a trash can with him and sitting on his lap. He will be missed by Robert, Claire, Wesley, Miles, Maizey, Millie, Mim, Rafe, Skylar, Sawyer, Bennett, Travis, Oliver, Emma, Liam, Elara, Logan, Jackson, Sam, Cayden, Carys, Calay, Maddie, Ian and Elodie. He will also be missed by many that called him Dad, Papa and Grandpa, even though they were not related by blood or marriage.
He was proceeded in death by his mother, father, brothers Mel and Ron, sister Pat, son Troy Jon, and granddaughter Tara.
He died at home on August 18, 2022 with the woman he loved by his side. The world is a better place because he was in it.
Memorial Services will take place on Thursday August 25, 2022 at 11:00 am at 495 River Way in Lehi, UT.
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