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In Memory of

Jacky Ray Rogers

November 17, 1948 - June 18, 2017

Obituary


Jacky "Jack" Ray Rogers, passed away on June 18, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Jack was born in Wasco, California on November 17, 1948, one of three sons born to Chester and Esther Rogers. In the second grade he met his best friend who would turn out to be his high school sweetheart, and later wife, Francesca Ortega. They married on July 3, 1971 and had two children, Rachelle and Jack. After graduating from Arvin High School, Jack enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1968 where he honorably served two tours in Vietnam. Upon...

Jacky "Jack" Ray Rogers, passed away on June 18, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Jack was born in Wasco, California on November 17, 1948, one of three sons born to Chester and Esther Rogers. In the second grade he met his best friend who would turn out to be his high school sweetheart, and later wife, Francesca Ortega. They married on July 3, 1971 and had two children, Rachelle and Jack. After graduating from Arvin High School, Jack enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1968 where he honorably served two tours in Vietnam. Upon returning home in 1970, he worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 38 years and retired in August 2009. Jack was a hard worker, although he was retired he would continue to work short term jobs as a foreman, because most of the time being "retired" was too boring for him. His greatest joys were trips with his wife, being outdoors: camping, fishing, and shooting, and being known as "Tata" to many grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved him dearly. If anyone said "no," go talk to Tata and you'd get whatever you wanted! He was a dedicated Kansas City Chiefs fan and had a love for Fords and enjoyed trash talking the Raiders and Chevys with his grandsons. Jack was always the life of the party and if you needed anything at any given time, he was there no questions asked. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Frances, son Jack, daughter Rachelle and son-in-law Bill, brothers Ed and Mike, brother-in-laws: Tom, Cecil, and Ed, sister-in-laws: Rachel, Espie, Barbara, and Kathy, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren along with many life-long friends. Although taken too soon, the impact he's left on all of our lives will last a lifetime. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. June 26 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary. Service: 10 to 11 a.m. June 27 at Hillcrest. Graveside: 12:30 a.m. June 27 at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Departing from Hillcrest Chapel, Freedom Riders will be escorting Jack to the National Cemetery. Any family and friends are encouraged to ride alongside. Memorial: 1:30 p.m. June 27 VFW 5350 South Union Ave 93307
Arrangements under the direction of Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary, Bakersfield, CA.