Hadley Dean Rogers
June 27, 2012
Hadley Dean Rogers was born Aug. 16, 1935, to his parents Ken and Medora Rogers. He joined them in heaven on June 15, 2012.
Hadley’s siblings include his brother Keith Rogers, of Elroy, Ariz., and his sister Gaynel Gunderson, of Soap Lake. He was preceded in death by his brother Neil Rogers, of North Bend.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, son Brian Rogers, daughter-in-law Ruth, their boys Aaron and Jake Rogers, daughter Kimberly, son-in-law John Calhoun, and their children Treana, Vernon and Jeremy, all from North Bend.
Hadley graduated from Mount Si High School in 1954, and then went on to Central Washington University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. After school, he faithfully served his country in the United States Army.
In 1962, Hadley came back to North Bend to work in the family business. Ken’s Café served truck drivers and locals with the best food in the Valley. Hadley was a cook on the night shift and it was there that he met his beautiful wife, Peggy McCaffery, who was a waitress at the café. They had their very first date on April Fools’ Day! Hadley and Peggy were married July 28, 1962. They were blessed with two wonderful children and then several grandchildren whom Hadley delighted in.
Hadley was an amazing husband to Peggy, whom he adored! They shared many great adventures together, cruises, trips to Spain, Asia and Hawaii, and traveling to Arizona for the winters.
Hadley was truly an incredible grandpa to his grandkids and each simply adored him. He will be greatly missed by all.
Philippians 1:6 was one of Hadley’s favorite verses:
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ.”
We invite all of you who knew Hadley to join us in celebrating his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Cascade Covenant Church in North Bend.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to honor Hadley’s memory by making a donation to In The Field Ministries at www.inthefieldministries.org. Hope is being restored to the people of Uganda through the work of his daughter Kim and her husband John. Hadley’s presence on the board of directors in the early years of the ministry brought him great joy.
Please visit the memorial page honoring Hadley’s life at www.snoqualmievalleychapel.com.
Sign the guestbook and share with us a favorite memory you have of Hadley.