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Daphne Gail Rogers was born on February 19, 1954 in Las Vegas, NV. She was adopted as a baby by Roy and Virginia Yoder of Gallup, NM. She attended Gallup schools and graduated from Gallup High School in 1972. She attended college at Eastern New Mexico University and graduated in 1976. After college, she worked in the vocational rehabilitation field.
In 1986, she married the love of her life, Stanley Rogers. They relocated to Menominee, WI where she attended the University of Wisconsin Stout. She graduated with a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation. Daphne and Stan then lived in Phoenix, AZ where she worked as a rehabilitation counselor. She gave birth to a daughter, Rachel, who died soon after birth in 1988.
Daphne and Stan then moved to New Mexico, living in Albuquerque and then Gallup. She went back to Eastern New Mexico University to receive a certification as a school psychologist and worked in Gallup schools for several years.
The couple's last move was to Durango in 1996. Daphne worked in several jobs including
San Juan BOCES, Southwest Center for Independence, Community Connections and at various retail stores. She volunteered at the Humane Society Thrift Store and for the La Plata County Senior Center. She loved her animals and she and Stan had several cats and a favorite dog, Frodo. Daphne enjoyed her plants, knitting and creating beaded jewelry.
After a lengthy illness, she was placed in hospice care and died on November 24th, 2022. She was proceeded in death by her daughter Rachel, parents Roy and Virginia Yoder and nephews Michael Spolar and Steven Yoder. She is survived by her husband, Stan Rogers, brother Mark (Diane) Yoder, sister Bridgette Santillanes, brother-in-law Steve (Julie) Rogers and sister-in-law Laurie (Casey) Lynch. Nephews include Willy (Delene) Santillanes, Joshua Santillanes, David (Sara) Santillanes, Michael (Cora) Lynch and Cole (Shelby) Rogers. Nieces include Stacy Spolar, Tiffany (RJ) Rizzo, Davina (Travis) Labbe, Caroline Rogers, Kelly (Connor) Lynch and Elizabeth Rogers. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and many good friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to La Plata County Humane Society.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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