Geraldine C. Rogers


1924 – 2014

BOWDOIN — Geraldine C. Rogers, 89, a resident of Main Street in Bowdoin and formerly of Orr’s Island, died Saturday, Feb. 15, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Bowdoin, in the arms of her family.

She was born in Bingham on May 1, 1924, a daughter of Gilbert and Crystal (Grant) Miller. She graduated from Bingham High School, then Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing. She worked for more than 40 years as a nurse, both private duty and in hospitals.

On June 4, 1946, Gerrie married Jack A. Rogers, spending nearly 60 years together. They moved to Lisbon Falls in 1961, where they raised their family, then retired to their summer cottage on Orr’s Island.

She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Lisbon Falls. She was also a member of the Mingo Club on Bailey Island and had been a member of the Cackle Club of Bowdoin. Gerrie enjoyed spending time at the family hunting camp in Bingham, fishing in Grand Lake Stream and spending summers at the family cottage on Orr’s Island. She lived for spending time with her family and will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many.

Survivors include four children, Richard “Dick” Rogers and Liz Cataldo of Bingham, Linda Bailey of Grand Lake Stream, Brenda and her husband, Mark Rogers, of Bowdoin and Jacqueline Whisenant of Michigan; two brothers, Dale and his wife, Norma Miller, and Loren and his wife, Pat Miller; two sisters, Shirley and her husband, Gerald Rollins, and Lorraine “Honey” and her husband, Wayne Steward; a sister-in-law, Nealeen Rogers; eight grandchildren, Lisa Rogers, David Rogers, James Bailey, Daniel Bailey and wife, Nicole, Eric Bailey and fiancée, Faye, Jessica Rogers Millson and husband, James, Holly Vaughn and Christopher Vaughn; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Gerrie was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack, who died in 2004; and two brothers, Emerson and Merle Miller.

The family would like to offer a special thank-you to Geraldine’s granddaughter, Jessica Millson, as well as her caretakers, Laura C., Teri B. and Brenda L., for helping to make it possible for her to stay at home in the last few years of her life. The family would also like to thank CHANS Hospice and Dr. Stephen Fairchild for the care offered to Geraldine and her family.

As Mom and Gram would always say, “Just a minute!”