Obituary: LuElla F. Rogers |

Obituary: LuElla F. Rogers

“Don’t think of me as gone ‘cuz my journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, and this earth is only one. Just think of me as close by, in a place of comfort, where there are no days and years – and think of how nice it would be if we could know “today” always.

LuElla (Lu) Rogers, 77, of Carson City, passed away May 21, 2011 in Carson City, Nev.

The youngest of 8 children born to Otto and Esther (Urwiller) Basnett, Lu entered this world July 26, 1933. She attended rural Sodtown School District 48 in Buffalo County, Neb., and graduated from Ravenna High School in 1951. She was preceded in death by husbands Donald Dubbs in 1962; Lauren Carstenson in 1977; and Bill Rogers in 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Marvin Basnett; two sisters and their husbands, Lorraine (Glenn) Powers, Dorothy (Wendell) Wilke; and sister Glendoris (Bob) Stickney; and three nephews.

Though separated from loved ones by miles, they were always close at heart and always best friends.

In Carson City, Lu was employed by Frontier Travel & Tours, The Nevada State Department of Education, the Nevada State Environmental Commission and Attorney Chris Van Dyck.

She is survived by daughter Linda & her husband Jerry Hurst of Incline Village, Nev.; son Danny and his wife Janelle Dubbs of Phillips, Neb.; step-children Louise (Bill Quirk); Liberty Lake, Wash.; Susan Carlson, Sheppard, Mont.; Darrell Rogers, Lewiston, N.D.; Rick (Linda) Rogers, Huntley, Mont.; sisters Berdean Campbell, Omaha, Neb.; Elva (Lowell) Kohtz, Grand Island, Neb; and brother Robert (Barbara) Basnett of Fort Pierce, Fla. Survivors also include grandchildren Matthew & Brent Hurst, Chelsie (Hurst) & Kevin Hayles, Michaela (Dubbs) & Travis Tuttle and Dathan and Dustin Dubbs; Step-grandchildren Nicole (Rogers) and Chad Norton; Kari (Rogers) Cellan; Natalie Gregory; Raychel Carlson; Josh & Sarah Reher; 7 great-grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren, fifteen nieces and nephews, and many friends.

To honor her request, no services will be held and her extended family will scatter her ashes at a private ceremony. Cremation will be under the direction of Capitol City Cremation & Burial Society.

Memorials are suggested to her church, LifePoint, 1095 Stephanie Way, Minden, NV 89423.; to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741; or to a charity of your choosing.

“When we grieve for a loved one, it is vital to recall the cherished details and shared experiences of our lives together. Those memories flood our hearts with far more thoughts than an obituary notice can hold. The day that grief visits our hearts is not a time for short summaries and quick snapshots of a loved one’s life. It is a time to remember deeply, giving God thanks for the details, the stories, for the shared love, and the impact of an entire life. It’s time to pause, reflect, and honor.” Bill Crowder.