Lena Irene DeWaal Rodgers, age 81, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at her home in Bountiful, Utah.
She was born June 21, 1919 in Logan, Utah; daughter of William and Lina DeWaal.
Born to be a bride and mother, she married Kenneth W. Rodgers on September 4, 1940 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
She gave birth to nine children, raised eight to adulthood.
Lena loved the temple, scriptures, children, babies, flowers, mountains, and holidays.
Graduated from Weber State College Nursing Program in 1967 in the top four percent of her class.
Fulfilled an LDS mission with her husband to the Arizona, Holbrook Mission.
Survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Rodgers; children, Thomas (Betty) Rodgers, Sylvia (Lars) Andersson, Loretta (Stephen) Larsen, Venice (Robert) Garner, Geraldine (Larry) Newhall, Chester (LouJane) Rodgers, David (Vickie) Rodgers, Cindy (David) Reinhold; brother, John (Myra) DeWaal; sisters, Mary Cook, Violet Sawyer, Johanna Cook; 36 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and Carolyn Rodgers.
Preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth W. Rodgers Jr.; parents; sisters, Lucille Westerman, Cornelia VonNeiderhausern; and brother, Fred DeWaal.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 7, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful 37th Ward Chapel, 1500 North 400 East.
Friends may call Sunday evening from 6- 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, and Monday from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services.
Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery, 2020 South 200 West.