Christopher Rogers

Obituary of Christopher Clarke Rogers

Christopher Clarke “PopPop” Rogers passed away peacefully on April 23, 2024, due to heart and kidney failure.  He was born in El Paso (Ft. Bliss), Texas, on May 17, 1948, and lived as a military brat in many parts of the world, including Germany, Japan, West Point, New York, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Ft. Knox, Kentucky.  He called Albuquerque home since the 1960s and graduated from the University of New Mexico.  He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War and was awarded a Bronze Star for heroism in combat.  He touched the lives of countless Albuquerque youth while teaching English and coaching baseball at Albuquerque High School and St. Pius X.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ralph and Stella Rogers, his brothers, Steve, Sam, and Tim Rogers, and his beloved wife Vera Rogers.  He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Linda Rogers, his son Josh Rogers, son and daughter-in-law Dan and Elena Rogers, his grandchildren, Mari and Mia Rogers, and many nieces/nephews, and grandnieces/grandnephews that he loved so much.  The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the staff at the VA hospital and particularly to the staff at the VA Hospice Facility who took such wonderful and compassionate care of him in his last days. 

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