Cragg Robert Rogers, devoted husband, father, papa, son and brother passed away unexpectedly on August 29, 2020 due to a tragic bike accident.
Cragg was born on December 13, 1955 in Seattle, Washington to Philip W. Rogers and Barbara Bernard. He had one older brother, John. When Cragg was 7 years old, he gained a new mom, Marlene, and a new sister, Connie. They grew up in sunny San Diego, California. Cragg always spoke fondly of his childhood, including great friends, family trips, beach volleyball, surfing, and more surfing. He graduated from Mission Bay High School in 1973. Cragg always had a thirst for learning, particularly for spiritual things. This journey led him to becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while he was a college student in Cedar City, Utah. He then served a two-year mission in Veracruz, Mexico, where he fell in love with the people, the Spanish language, and the culture. After his mission, Cragg graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting.
He met the love of his life, Fiona Margaret Todd-Burris, on a blind date (she lived states away) set up by Fiona’s stepsister. Five months later, on November 12, 1983, they were married for time and all eternity in the Provo, Utah Temple. Shortly after marriage, Cragg and Fiona moved to Dallas, Texas and soon settled in McKinney, Texas, where they raised their five children: Justin, Becca, Sarah, Spencer, and Sam. They loved living in Texas and cherished the many relationships they made. After 33 years in the McKinney area, they moved to Boise, Idaho to be closer to family. Just like Texas, it did not take long to establish deep roots and forever friendships.
Cragg started his career working for multiple accounting firms, while getting his CPA license. He then worked for Woodsmiths, Sportron, and as a Project Manager in telecommunications for almost 20 years. Wherever he worked, he made close and lasting friendships.
Cragg loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and served faithfully in many church callings, among them: Scoutmaster, Elder’s Quorum President (twice), Stake Mission President, Bishop, Stake Presidency Counselor, Spanish branch leader, and Temple Ordinance Worker in the Boise Idaho temple.
Cragg had a great love for the outdoors and found beauty wherever he was. He enjoyed being with his family and being Papa to not only his grandkids, but to all of their friends. Due to his great capacity for love, he had the ability to be “dad” or “grandpa” to just about anyone.
He was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ who loved his family and served those around him. Cragg had a special way of connecting with people, whether they knew him for years or only minutes. It was evident that his love of life and people were genuine. He had an optimistic outlook and “can’t” was not in his vocabulary. He put his best effort into whatever he did. He was a humble leader at work, at church, at home, and in the community. His absence will be deeply felt, but his love and example will remain in our hearts forever. He was so full of life, love, and character.
Cragg is survived by his wife, Fiona; five children and their spouses (Justin and Rachel Rogers, Becca and Skye Root, Sarah and Brolin Johnson, Spencer and Bria Rogers, Sam and Nikki Rogers); 8 grandchildren (Bryce, Brandon, Marion, Makenna, Brighton, Prestley, Finn, and Brooklin); sister, Connie Rogers; and mother in-law, Maureen Burris. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Rogers; his mother, Barbara Bernard; his stepmother, Marlene Rogers; and his brother, John Rogers.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM MDT on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Ideally, we would love to have everyone be there in person, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, are limited on space. The funeral will be broadcast live through Relyea Funeral Chapel at https://www.relyeafuneralchapel.com/ and will also be available for viewing until November 30, 2020. The Rogers Family wishes to thank all those who have offered their love, prayers, and service at this time. Your generosity and kindness are felt and deeply appreciated. Please share a memory or photo at: https://www.commemo.co/contribute/84e0da
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