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Date of Birth: June 02, 1926

Date of Death: September 25, 2019

Margaret Arline Rogers, passed away on September 25th 2019 in Glendale, Arizona at the age of 93. Margaret was born in Butte, Montana in 1926 and graduated from Butte High in 1944. She married William "Elmer" Rogers in Butte in 1955. She later lived in Arvada, Colorado, and in Billings for 47 years, before moving to Arizona in 2014 to be near her family. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Elmer, parents Clif and Janet Hodge, and her brother Robert Hodge. She is survived by her son Bruce (Kathy) Rogers of Peoria AZ, her grand-daughter Karoly (Adam) Fox of Irvine CA, her grandson John (Alexandra) Rogers of Glendale AZ, nephew Bob (Linda) Hodge of Butte MT, cousin Evelyn Angove of Spokane WA, and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Margaret's faith was deeply important to her. She was a longtime active member of First United Methodist Church in Billings. She also was a PEO International member for many years. She never hesitated to help a friend or neighbor or family member in need. She was a natural caregiver. She nurtured numerous lifelong friendships with visiting, phone calls and faithful correspondence. She enjoyed music both playing and listening to it. She played the piano, organ and baritone. She loved sewing and crafting, creating garments to wear and items to sell at church bazaars. Her pastimes including bowling, taking long walks, collecting dolls and stuffed bears. The thing she loved most of all was watching her grandchildren grow into capable adults.

Service Information

A memorial service will be held in Billings, MT at a later date


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Margaret's name to the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, or the Billings Rescue Mission.