BARBARA J. ROGERS

Posted March 08, 2009, at 7:40 p.m.

AUBURN – Barbara Jean (Somerville) Rogers, who was born July 18, 1922, the daughter of Marion (Pray) and Albert Alfred Somerville, died March 6, 2009, at Androscoggin Hospice House, Auburn. Barbara attended schools in the Houlton area, including Ricker Classical Institute. She received her registered nurse license from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation from nursing school she enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the European Theater during World War II. She attended Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, after the war, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She worked in the Houlton school systems as the school nurse from 1965 to 1986, as well as at Houlton Regional Hospital. She was an avid reader and knitter, favoring intricate Fisherman Knit patterns. She was pleased to have seen the Red Sox win two World Series. She is survived by two daughters, Susan, her husband, Michael Blake, of Glenburn and Kathryn Rogers of Auburn; one grandson, Steven Blake of Bangor; sister-in-law, Alta Somerville of Houlton; and several nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; and two brothers, Cedric Somerville of Houlton and Cyril Somerville of Saco. No services are planned, at Barbara’s request. Donations in her memory may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04243-0819.

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