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Sandra Lynn Gray Rogers, 75, of Nederland, died Tuesday, September 25, 2018. She was born on September 25, 1943, in Woodville, to Mildred and Jack Gray.
Sandra graduated from Nederland High School in 1962. It was here, where she formed lifelong friends and started developing a true love for the community. This is also where she started her greatest hobby of scrapbooking. She actually saved the very first piece of chewing gum from her first date.
She went on to work for Gulf States Utilities in 1964, where once again, she formed lifelong friends and met the love of her life, Bert. All of her friends would always join together and travel to Gilley's, meet at Live Wires, and spend time together throughout the years.
As the years went by, Sandra's hobby of taking pictures grew. The lives she touched with her camera are countless. Sandra turned into the City of Nederland's historian with her lens. Her and Bert were at every soccer game, or event that their son ever attended. The memories that she helped preserve are priceless to those that came in contact with her.
Her next passion came about when Bert decided to start running for the School Board and later City Council. She turned into a campaign manager and her involvement in politics was born. Her passion and drive for the Republican Party, once again brought about another set of true friends. There is a theme here. She worked tirelessly on every single campaign.
Sandra and Bert were both members of Wesley United Methodist Church. Once again, she was the church historian. She always had a camera ready, even in the middle of church.
Survivors include her son, Derron Rogers of Nederland; brother and sister-in-law, James and Judy Gray of Nederland; step-son, Bert Rogers, Jr. of Beaumont; step-daughter, Becky Rogers and her spouse, B.J., of Hutto; great-grandson, Elijah Rogers, whom she loved dearly; her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and several aunts and uncles, that she loved more than anything.
A gathering of Sandra's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland. Cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont.
Sandra was not a flower person. In lieu of flowers, please cast your vote for the Republican Party in the upcoming election. That is what she would have wanted, just as much as everyone celebrating her and Bert's life.
Click Here For the obituary at the Broussard's Mortuary site.