PALM COAST, Fla. — Barbara Sinclair Rogers, 97, peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 31.

Barbara was born Oct. 22, 1920, to Wellington and Mary Bjorkman Sinclair. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1938 and Bliss College in 1940.

She married Sidney D. Rogers on May 18, 1947. As a stay-at-home mother, she raised her children Marilyn Rogers Lheureux “Lynn” and Sidney D. Rogers Jr. “Buddy.” Barbara was an active volunteer in the schools and served as a Brownie, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. When it was time for her children to go to college, she returned to the workforce. She worked many years for Auburn Urban Renewal Authority, and when that program was finalized, she finished her career working with Bill Lever at State Mutual Insurance Co.

After her retirement, she became active playing bridge and enjoying her card games with the “Class of ’38” girls. She also had more time to spend with her grandchildren, going to little league games and travel hockey games wherever they were playing, and the boys would look up to make sure their grandparents were in the stands. She and Sid spent many happy times on Frye Island visiting their grandchildren, who traveled to Maine each summer.

She and Sid wintered in Florida for more than 20 years, but thoroughly enjoyed Maine, their “true home.” Both were voracious readers and could be found sitting in their recliners, on their sun porch, happily reading and completing crossword puzzles.

In 2005, Barbara and Sid relocated to Palm Coast, Fla. Sid passed away in February 2010, and Barbara eventually moved to an assisted living facility in Palm Coast. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Home Sweet Home and all of her caregivers. She received so much love and excellent, attentive care.

Barbara certainly appreciated the many kind visits from Linda and George Sullo, and playing Yahtzee with Carol Walczak. She had great affection for her dear friend, Dorothy Buchanan, who would talk and Skype together regularly.

Barbara’s kind ways and personality will be missed by those she leaves behind: Daughter, Lynn (Dan) Lheureux; her two sons Scott (Melissa) Desgrosseilliers and Andrew (Jimena) Desgrosseilliers; son, Buddy (Anne) Rogers; their two sons Nicolas (Charity) Rogers and Christopher Rogers: her great-grandchildren Mia, Lily, Maximus and Adaline Coco Desgrosseilliers; nephews John, Jim and Jay Wakefield; nieces Sheila Ray, Nancy Bartlett, Beverly Preble, Geraldine Callahan and Kathy Young Cruz.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents Wellington and Mary Bjorkman Sinclair; her first husband, who was killed in World War II, LT. Irving Clark; her husband of 63 wonderful married years, Sidney D. Rogers; a sister, Eleanor Wakefield; and beloved sisters-in-law Geraldine Rogers Simpson and Eileen Clark Young.

Online condolences at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Barbara S. Rogers

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