Rogers, Edith Margaret
Birth: Thursday, February 12, 1925 in Milford, Massachusetts
Residence: Avenue, Maryland
Death: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 91
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium, Annapolis, Maryland
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Edith Margaret Rogers, 91, of Avenue, MD passed away on February 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 12, 1925 in Milford, MA to the late Howard F. Celley and Amanda E. MacGregor.
On December 25, 1950 Edith married her beloved husband, Captain Harry Melville Rogers. Together they celebrated over 62 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in May 2013.
Edith was employed as a registered nurse and hospital administrator for most of her career. However, when her children were very young, she worked as an elementary school teacher.
In retirement, she and her husband enjoyed travelling, especially throughout Europe. She was a keen gardener and avid sports fan. Edith was one of the founders of Hospice of St. Mary's and was an active volunteer for many dedicated years. No matter where she lived she was always active in her church and the church community.
She spent many years as a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout troop leader and volunteering with the Navy Relief Society. She was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church, St. Mary's Garden Club, and General Federation of Women's Club, and a past member of St. Mary's Hospital Board.
Edith is survived by her children, Amanda J. Hulme of Great Britain, Barbara A. Rogers of Avenue, MD, Harry M. Rogers, Jr. (Lucia) of Galt, CA, and Martha J. Helgerson (David) of Arlington, VA; 7 grandchildren, Rebecca, Geoff, Kristin, Rachel, Alex, Heidi, and Gabriella; 4 great grandchildren, Evelyn, Jean, Kurt, and Annabel; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Jean Celley and brother, Howard Celley.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Reverend Doctor Kathleen Vermillion Price and the Reverend Harry T. Harper on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 21569 Oakley Road, Avenue, MD 20609. Inurnment will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 1:30pm, in the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium, Annapolis, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and All Saints Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 37, Avenue, MD 20609. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD