Alta Rogers, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Paramount Court on Monday. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. to Charles and Alta Galyen. Her family lived in Illinois and moved to California when she was a young girl. Alta graduated from Los Angeles High School.
In 1945, she married Herbert Rogers in Reno. They lived in Sacramento and Fruitridge, Calif. Herbert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Alta was a civilian employee for the U.S. Air Force, working as a hydraulics inspector on planes at McClellan AFB starting when she was only 18 years old.
Alta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert (in 1997); and daughter, Sharon Rogers. She is survived by her children, Colleen (Lonnie) Vickery of Turlock, John (Jennifer) Rogers of Merced and Bill (Tracie) Rogers of Judsonia, Ark.; sister, Edith Smith of Dunsmuir, Calif.; grandchildren, Michael Rogers, John Rogers, Jr., Stephanie Rogers, Jennifer Morris and Jessica Wilson; great grandchildren, Gracie Rogers, Lexey Rogers, Jace Rogers, Hannah Morris, Rachel Morris, Emily Wilson and Caleb Wilson; and step grandchildren, Carly Marsh and Michael Marsh.
A memorial service to honor Alta will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at Allen Mortuary. Memorials may be considered in Alta’s name for Crossroads Church, 1360 N. Johnson Rd., Turlock, CA 95380. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.