Keith Fuller Rogers
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Keith Fuller Rogers
Keith F. Rogers was born in Mesa, AZ during the depression years. His parents homesteaded a twenty-acre ranch in Lindon, where Keith was driving a tractor and tending livestock before the first grade. Keith attended school in a one-room schoolhouse, milked cows, gathered eggs, plucked chickens, farmed and sold produce, raised hogs and beef cattle, and worked as a lineman for the power company. The family moved to Snowflake when Keith was 9. After graduating from Snowflake High School, Keith attended the University of AZ, where he met Rosie, a pretty, blonde, athletic rodeo queen. They married two years later. After graduation and passing the CPA exam, Keith and Rosie moved to report for duty at the Fort Knox, KY army base. Keith served as 1st Lieutenant in charge of the large gunnery tank range, training soldiers for fighting in Korea. After discharge from the Army, Keith worked at ever-changing locations for Hughes Aircraft and Thiokol Chemical, then settled in Tempe, AZ. He opened his own CPA practice while working as the national controller for companies which included Valley Bank, ASU, Dye Oxygen, Shamrock Dairy and Cudahy. Teaming with Rosie as business and life partner, Keith founded a computer processing business during the dawn of that industry's infancy, and pioneered personal computer dealerships for Wang, IBM and Macintosh. Always the entrepreneur, he sold NuSkin, taught Dale Carnegie courses, and perennially invested, saved and managed the family's finances. At the State of AZ Corporation Commission, Keith worked until retirement as a Senior Rate Analyst. He also served as the LDS Ward Clerk for most of his adult life. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 69 years, his beloved Rosie, and children, David and Sue. Keith is survived by his brother Terryl, sisters, Gayle and Carol Jean; children, Marie, Margie, Lawrence, Mark and Russel; eighteen grandchildren and forty-five great-grandchildren.
Published on February 6, 2020