Waunita Joyce (Salsbury) Rogers

of Paul, Idaho
Born: March 4, 1928 in Republic, Kansas
Died: March 28, 2013 in Paul, Idaho
Age: 85 years old

PAUL – Waunita Joyce (Salsbury) Rogers, age 85, was born at home near Republic, Kansas, on March 4, 1928. She went to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Joyce was born to Harry and Beulah Salsbury. She had one sister and two brothers. Joyce was third in birth order. Joyce attended school at an elementary country school she walked to every day. She went to high school in Clyde, Kansas, where she lived with her sister. She attended teachers’ summer school and taught for one year at a country school prior to marriage. Joyce was married for 64 years to John Rogers. They were married in Clyde, Kansas, after John returned from the Army in World War II. She and John moved to Rupert in 1957. She resided north of the Paul for 54 years on a homestead farm drawn on the A&B Irrigation District. She moved to the City of Paul, two years ago after her husband passed away. She has resided there since.

Joyce and John started attending the First Baptist Church in Rupert upon their arrival in Rupert and Paul. They later helped start a Baptist church at Norland. When that church failed, they started attending the Rupert First Christian Church and have been faithful members at that church since that time. Joyce was head of the Missions Committee for many years and spent many hours gathering support for foreign and home missions and fixing bulletin boards to display mission projects. She loved attending the ladies’ group meetings as well and served many times at the harvest dinner and other special events. Joyce was also an active member of the Art Guild and attended many craft shows selling and displaying the beautiful, artful things she had created. For many years, after moving to Idaho, Joyce was a member of the 57 Desert Dozen, a group of homestead ladies who had joined together and formed a home extension club. They had many meetings, picnics, and friendship times over the years.

Joyce taught one year in a country school. After becoming a wife and mother, that became her full-time job. She spent countless hours supporting her husband and sewing beautiful things for their four daughters to wear to church and school. Every Easter meant a new dress, new white shoes, a little purse, gloves, etc., to dress up her daughters for Sunday service. She loved plants and had a huge garden and multiple flower beds around the home. She kept them spotless of weeds and always blooming. Just ask the neighbors. You could always see Joyce out hoeing or spraying or something. She and John had a 60-sow pig operation for many years that consumed much of her time, as well as his.

She is survived by three of her four daughters, Linda (Darrel) Rothauge, Dala (Tom) Walton, and Karla (Hermie, Me) Bott; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother in California; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; one daughter, Jana; her father; mother; sister; and one brother.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family may call from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Paul Cemetery.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the First Christian Praise Chapel in Rupert.

Add to guestbook


Comment: 250 Characters Left

KMVT is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. AS FAR AS THE COMMENTING RULES: KMVT encourages users to suggest removal of comments that violate any of the house rules: 1. Keep it clean - This is a public forum, open to civilized people who do not appreciate obscene, vulgar or sexually-oriented language, no matter how creatively spelled. 2. Keep it civil - Don't defame, threaten, abuse or invade the privacy of other readers or the subjects of stories. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person will be tolerated. 3. Keep it truthful and legal - Don't lie, impersonate another individual or post comments that advocate illegal activity. 4. Keep on topic - Stay focused on the subject at hand. Do not post advertisements or solicitations for funds, goods, or services. 5. Be responsible - Comments are the sole responsibility of those who post them. 6. Share your knowledge - Give us your eyewitness accounts, background and observations. If you see a factual error in a story or think there are issues we should follow up on, please e-mail us at webmaster@kmvt.com or call 208-733-1100 ext 3060. 7. Exercise your authority - Police these comments and suggest removal of those that violate the house rules. 8. And remember - Rules violators may be permanently banned from commenting. Questions about commenting or other inquiries about this site may be sent to: webmaster@kmvt.com

Rasmussen Funeral Home

1350 E 16th
Burley , ID
Phone: 208-678-2100