Mrs. Rogers was born in Enfield, Conn., May 18, 1928, to John and Mary Zaczynski. She married Mr. Clayton T. Rogers Jr. in 1950 when they were employees of Bigelow Carpet Company. While Mr. Rogers spent most of his career with Monsanto Chemical, the family lived in the New England area, St. Louis, Boston, as well as Philadelphia and Durham.
Wanda was a homemaker who raised three children and supported her husband’s career through his advancements. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and crossword puzzles. She volunteered in several capacities throughout most of her lifetime, including helping with Brownie Scouts, tutoring elementary school students, and volunteering at the cancer ward at Duke Hospital. While residing in Durham, she was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. An avid Jeopardy fan, she was also an ACC sports fan, and cat and dog lover. She is predeceased by her husband and her older brother, Frank. She is survived by three children, Marianne Elebash, Carolyn Rogers, and Clayton Rogers; as well as her son-in-law, David; two grandchildren, John and Michael; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her younger brother, Richard; a niece, Stacy; and a nephew, Richard.
A private service will be held April 25, 2021, at Williams Funeral Home in Parksley, with Catholic Mass and interment following in Durham.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Wanda’s name to the local S.P.C.A.
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