Douglas Cooper Rogers, 73, passed away at home surrounded by his family on November 13, 2023.

Doug was born on May 12, 1950, in Cedar City, Utah, to William Edward Rogers & Gwendolyn Bushman Rogers. He was the youngest of 6 boys. At the tender age of 6, his mom passed away. After living all over the country, Doug returned to Southern Utah. He was blessed to live with Montrue Larkin, so he could attend and graduate from Dixie High School in 1968.

He married his sweetheart, Rosalee Cox, on September 18, 1970, and they were later sealed in the St. George, Utah LDS Temple on November 20, 1971. In 1973, they moved into their home on 750 South in St. George, near Dixie High School, and they have lived there for the past 50 years…the best neighborhood ever! They were married for 53 years, raised 7 children, and are blessed to have 30 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Doug began his construction career as a plumber for Larkin Plumbing, then started his own underground construction company, Apex Construction. He then transitioned into property development. Doug spent a lot of time in service to his community and his church. He received an award from Washington County School District for his work on the ball fields at Dixie High School. He was also an Assistant Coach for the High School Girls Softball Team and received a lifetime family pass to Dixie High School Sports. He also served as an Assistant Coach for Dixie State University Women's Softball Team, throwing batting practice for over a decade. He received the Volunteer Award from Dixie State University. Doug has served as a Bishop, on the Stake High Council, as a Stake Young Men's President, and Elders Quorum President. He said his hardest calling was Nursery Leader.

Family was everything to Doug. He loved spending time with his family. He looked up to and admired his brothers and their spouses and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doug loved fishing, hunting, softball, golfing, and traveling. His love for Diet Coke lasted until the end!

He is survived by his wife, Rosalee Rogers, children, Greg Rogers (Becky), Brian Rogers (Louise), Neal Rogers (Arynne), Robyn Seely (Colby), Scott Rogers (Amanda), Elise Livingston (Mason), Kristi Johnson (Garrett), brothers, Richard Rogers, Bruce Rogers, and John Rogers. Doug is preceded in death by brothers, Clair W. Rogers, William G. Rogers, and granddaughter, Kayleigh Anne Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18, 2023, 11:00 am at the LDS meetinghouse, 550 East 700 South, St. George, Utah.

Viewings will be held for family and friends on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am, prior to the funeral service at the LDS meetinghouse.

Interment will take place at the St. George City Cemetery.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at St. George Hospital and IHC Hospice for all their compassionate service.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Doug’s online guest book at


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Spilsbury Mortuary
110 S Bluff St
St. George, UT

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Nov 15, 2023

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