1926 - 2022
Julia Rogers was born March 4, 1926 in Spokane Washington, daughter of Anna Sofie Sullivan
and James Henry Sullivan. Julia’s life was eventful from at the age of 17 singing at the Post
Street Theatre, to singing on the radio and on to singing to our soldiers at the USO. She also
will be remembered for her amazing rendition of Ava Maria at High Mass at Christmas.
Julia met Elmer Rogers at a dance theatre where Elmer had to wait to finally be on her dance
card for the last dance of the night. After that night they danced into the future together. They
were married February 15th 1947. They built their home in Priest River where they had 4
children, Theresa, Andy, Mary and Dan. They lived there until 1965, moved to Elk River and
eventually moved to Deary in 1968 for 16 years, finally retiring in Yuma Arizona where they
lived an amazingly fun adventurous life until Elmer passed away in 1997. Julia moved to
Moscow where she lived in her home until moving to Good Samaratian Nursing home in 2011.
During her time here she spent countless years going on camping and lake trips with her family,
huckleberry picking, road hunting and fishing. Her beautiful flowers were her passion, this you
could tell by seeing her gardens. She also loved to paint, especially scenery with animals.
Julia worked at the University of Idaho during a period of her life as a line cook supervisor at
Her last years at Good Sam’s were spent with dear friends and wonderful family and friend
gatherings. Julia was always known for wearing flowers in her hair, glitz and glamour, her nails
done, hair done and makeup on. She could light up the room with her smile and always had
time for a hug.
Julia was an amazing, loving, caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. We
will love, cherish and miss her forever as well as she will be missed by so many so very much.
There is a deep void on this earth now, however, she is now dancing with Elmer in Heaven and
has filled a void there. Heaven welcomed her with song and celebration.
Julia passed on Friday October 21, 2022; she was 96. Julia has left on this earth her daughter
Theresa Thompson (husband Milton), Andy Rogers (wife Pam), Mary Bell (fiancé Gary), Dan
Rogers (wife Linda). 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
We will all have the opportunity to say our farewell and celebrate her with a service at St.
Mary’s church, 618 1 st Street, Moscow, Idaho at 11:00, Wednesday, October26, then to the
Moscow cemetery for burial. Following the burial, we will all return to St Mary’s for a luncheon.