Lifetime Peninsula resident William Leroy Rogers of Sequim, Washington, passed away July 4, 2021, at John Wayne Marina in Sequim, Washington. He was 72.
William was born May 10, 1949, in Port Angeles, Washington, to Thomas and Blanche (Bailey) Rogers. He graduated from Sequim High School. He was married to Connie Ripley from 1971 to 1996.
As a boy, Bill worked on his family’s dairy farm in R-Corner. In the 1960s, he worked as a logger throughout his life, eventually owning his own logging company. The career that he was most known for was as a firefighter and EMT for Clallam County Fire District 3. In 1968, he joined the R-Corner fire station, serving as captain and then fire chief in 1979.
In 1984, he was hired as a full-time firefighter. He also served at the Sequim Fire Station. After retiring from public safety, he worked for the Port of Port Angeles at the John Wayne Marina in Sequim.
Bill enjoyed playing softball, caring for animals, driving the countryside, visiting with friends and family, warm sunny days and a good cup of coffee.
He leaves behind two daughters, Teresa Louise (Dan) White of Bonney Lake, WA and Amber Marie (Jeremy) Porter of Blaine, WA; four grandchildren Tyler Miller, Austin Miller, Faith Danielle White, and Derek Porter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Thomas W. Rogers and Bruce Rogers.
There will be a public visitation from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 7th, 2021, followed by a Funeral Service with Pastor Scott Koenigsaecker presiding at 12:00 PM at Sequim Valley Funeral
Chapel, located at 108 W. Alder Street in Sequim Washington. Burial at Blue Mountain Cemetery in Port Angeles will immediately follow. Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family.