Larry D. Rodgers, 61, lost his battle against cancer, which he fought with great courage, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, with his loving and caring wife by his side.
Larry was born November 16, 1953, in Riverton, Wyoming, to James C. and Myrna J. Rodgers. He was the loving and devoted husband to Joni for 28 years. They were married May 16, 1987, in Glenrock, Wyoming.
He was raised in Cody, Wyoming, and attended college in Pocatello, Idaho, attaining a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Larry worked for the State of Wyoming for 23 years before relocating to Mesquite, Nevada, where he worked in the casino industry until he retired due to health issues in May 2013.
Larry loved his family and friends and cherished the time with them. Friends and family have described him as a person with a kind and gentle soul with a heart of gold, very patient, understanding and devoted husband, father, and friend. His daughter, Andrea describes him as the best father and advisor to her family. His son. Justin describes him as loving, supportive, very intelligent, thoughtful and pretty darn tough. He will be greatly missed by all.
Larry is survived by his wife Joni of Mesquite, Nevada; son Justin Rodgers, Casper, Wyoming; daughter Andrea Rodgers, Garden Grove, California; grandchildren, Skylar, Samantha and, Bryce; mother Myrna Rodgers, Cody, Wyoming; brother David Rodgers, Cody, Wyoming; sister Carol (Karl) Butler, Cody, Wyoming; brother Brian (Anna) Rodgers, Powell, Wyoming; nephew Jeff; nieces Jennifer and Kourtnie.
He is preceded in death by sister, Janet Durand; and father, James C. Rodgers.
- Memorial services will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesa View Hospice, 330 Falcon Ridge Pkwy, Building 200 Suite A, Mesquite, NV 89027.
The family would like to thank the kind and dedicated Hospice team and all of the medical providers that assisted in his care along this journey.
Friends and family are invited to sign Larry’s guest book at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.