Mary Sue (McDonald) Rogers
Carrollton & Farmers Branch

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1948 The Silver Lion
Carrollton High School
Carrollton, Dallas Co., Texas
Sophomore Class


Mary Sue (McDonald) Rogers

Mary Sue Rogers passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 after battling cancer for the last several months. Mary Sue was born in Haskell, Texas on Aug. 7, 1932. She attended New Castle Elementary, and it was during this time she became a champion jump roper and developed a love for history. Mary Sue and her family moved to the Dallas area when she was approx. 12 yrs. old living in Carrollton, Dallas, and finally settling in Farmers Branch. During that time she attended Walnut Hill Elementary and the old Carrollton High School. She was 13 yrs. old when she joined the First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch. After gaining experience in electronics by working in a small radio repair shop at age 17, Mary Sue worked for Geophysical Instruments (the original name of Texas Instruments) for several years. She married Johnny E. Rogers, Sr. on Sept. 25, 1954. They eventually settled in Farmers Branch where they have lived since 1960. Together Mary Sue and Johnny had two children, Johnny Jr. born May 20, 1955 and Mary Elisebeth born Sept. 4, 1960. Mary Sue began pursuing her love of genealogy in 1973 which put her in contact with many people over the years and even held the position of Church Historian at her church. She also continued her electronics career were she was employed by Xerox Corp. until she retired early for health reasons. She was a wonderful wife and mother and a fantastic "granny" to her grandson. Mary Sue was a member of Peter's Colony Historical Society and the Dallas County Pioneers Assoc. Survivors include her husband Johnny Rogers, Sr.; daughter Mary Elisebeth Waldrop, husband Brian and grandson Shane H. Waldrop of Fort Worth; son Johnny Jr. and wife Carolyn of Farmers Branch and Carolyn's daughters, Rena (and her children Dianna and Sydney) and Regina; and step-daughter Linda Gournay of Nacona, TX; sisters Dorthy Godfrey of Lewisville and Glenda Tubbs of Sumner, Mississippi, plus many nieces and nephews and their children. Mary Sue was preceded in death by brother, Lee McDonald; sisters, Jeanette Bassinger and La Donna Warnack; mother Pearl Blanton, stepfather JD Blanton. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch.

The Dallas Morning News - March 11, 2011
Submitted by Betty Lou (Stanley) Dennis



MARY SUE - AUG. 7, 1932 - MAR. 9, 2011

Sept. 25, 1954
Life is temporary But Love is Forever

Keenan Cemetery, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas


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