David Jae Rogers of Roy will celebrate his 80th birthday. The event will take place with close family and friends at an open house at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at 4660 Midland Drive, Roy.
He was born on Oct. 1, 1932, in Upalco, Duchesne County, to Milan and Ramola Rogers.
On June 8, 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Lois Bleazard, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. Their eight children and spouses are Debbie and Max Green, North Ogden; Dave and Wendy Rogers, Hooper; Pam and Doug Gard, Morgan; Jamie and Dave Garner, Smithfield; Cathy and Curt Haynes, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Laurie and Brent Hammon, Syracuse; Rick and Lezlie Rogers, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Amy Putnam, Centerville. They have 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
He worked for the U.S. government for 27 years, retiring in September 1978 from the Maintenance Directorate at Hill Air Force Base. In November 1989, he and his wife served an LDS mission to Roenoke, Va., and also more than two years at the LDS Cannery in Ogden.
Favorite hobbies and interests include camping and hunting in the Uinta Mountains and spending the winters in St. George. He also enjoys growing and preserving their garden, working in the yard, building utility trailers and spending time with family. He especially enjoys having all his family together every June for the Rogers family reunion.