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Happy 60th Anniversary Jerry and Karla Rogers! The couple met in a ballroom dance class at USU. Jerry noticed Karla right away, because of her strawberry blond hair. When asked what he liked most about Karla when they courted, he said “Everything.” Karla said Jerry was the best dancer in the class and very handsome, so everyone wanted to dance with him! He kept her attention by making her laugh. After meeting, Jerry was drafted into the US Army. The smitten couple communicated through letters and upon his return, married in the Logan, Utah Temple on June 8, 1962.

Together, they created a loving and happy home with Jerry’s dry, yet silly humor and Karla’s never-ending patience. Holiday celebrations were always filled with magic; gifts were chosen carefully as the family lived on a tight budget. Karla was a beloved, kind-hearted kindergarten and second grade teacher. As the Rogers family continued to grow, she taught preschool in her home for 19 years. Karla continues to have a great love for children and will stop whatever she is doing to read a book or play a game with her grandchildren.


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