After 3 weeks in the hospital our Mother passed peacefully from complications following her stroke. In Salt Lake City, Utah. She was Born on: July 8, 1925 to Arthur Harrison and Amy Ruth Gardiner.
She married Norman Rogers of Leota, her Unitah High School sweet heart at age 17, On January 28, 1943 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Norman was drafted in the second World War, she became a war bride and followed him throughout the United States when possible. When he returned from Europe they had a 6 month old daughter they named Norma Jean. Their first home was a rough log cabin Norman built for her and called it a farm house. They had so little but they were happy to have their own home, this happiness continued for 65 years.
Jean worked for Mountain Bell as a data entry assistant, She had not missed one day in 25 years of work.
Jean held many leadership positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved the church Hymns (her favorite hymns I Know That My Redemer Lives and I Need Thee Every Hour).: She never had idle hands, she enjoyed crocheting, quilting, counted cross stitch, beautiful items that soon became special gifts for married grandchildren, and new babies. She developed a love for oil painting. carrying it over to tole painting on wood. When family members came to visit they were spoiled by her cooking and she was always eager to share her secret recipes. Her love of travel included visits to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, England and throughout the United States. When traveling she would find a small interesting stone to bring back home and place in her flower garden. In her 70s she enrolled in a course to learn basic Spanish and wasn't afraid to try out her new words when possible.
She entertained grandchildren and great-grandchildren with genealogical stories, she had learned throughout her life. Putting her history and pictures into a book became her desire, so she learned how to work a computer adding pictures. She was a longtime member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and donated many hours to the DUP museum typing journals. In her later years she used her spare time doing 500 and 1000 piece puzzles.
Jean is survived by her sister Ardith Harrison Wolf, brother Farron Harrison (Alene Orr Harrison, sister-in -law), Yvonne Roper Harrison, (sister-in-law), daughter Norma Jean Rogers Larsen (widow of Richard Larsen), Cheryl Rogers DeVroom (married to William A. DeVroom), Geraldine Rogers Van Dyke (married to Ronald Van Dyke).
26 Grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her parents Arthur Harrison, Amy Ruth Gardiner Harrison, husband Norman Rogers, brothers, Trevier Harrison, Kermit Harrison, Kent Harrison, brother-law William Wolf, Son-in-law Richard Larsen.
Interment will be at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. A viewing will be held on November 8, 2023, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The graveside service will be held on November 9, 2023 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.