Maynard M. Rogers, 79
Maynard Rogers, 79, of Troy, died at home Sept. 11, 2021. A memorial will be held at Roosevelt Park at 2 p.m., Oct. 2.
He was born Feb. 1, 1942, to Milo and Fern (Barsness) Rogers in Cass Lake, Minn. He grew up and went to school in Cass Lake through the eighth grade. Then the family moved to Troy, where he went to high school. He worked at the grocery store in Troy and on farms in eastern Montana.
He later joined the U.S. Marine Corps in February 1961, where he received a GED and was stationed in Japan. Discharged in February 1965 with the rank of private, he returned to Troy and met Tina Thill. They were married on Aug. 20, 1965.
He worked in the woods until moving to Puyallup, Wash. There he worked in carpentry. After joining the carpenters union he worked in Washington, Alaska, Arizona and California for 42 years before retiring. Along the way, of course, Maynard and Tina had five children: four boys and finally a girl.
Maynard moved back to Troy in 2000, where he started working in construction again, remodeling his own home. That wasn’t enough, so he started a construction company and built several homes. He did finally retire and met Sharon Floyd, who he lived with for 10 years.
He loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, traveling and, most of all, dancing.
He is survived by five children, Todd (Tina) of Hot Springs, Ark., Darren of Bonney Lake, Wash., Kelly of Bonney Lake, Wash., Michael of Libby and Teri of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; three grandchildren, Riley and Emma of Hot Springs, Ark., and Jenna of Ocean Shores, Wash.; a great grandchild, Sofia of Ocean Shores, Wash.; brothers, Robert (Theresa) Rogers, Will (Rose) Rogers, Gene (Deborah) Rogers, Wayne Rogers, Timothy (Julie) Rogers; and 13 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Rogers; brother, Everett Rogers; sister, Louise (William) Rice; brother, Carl Rogers; and one nephew.