David Rogerson '60 May 11, 2023 1:13 PM updated: May 11, 2023 1:25 PM
David Roy Rogerson
June 19, 1938 - January 6, 2023
David was an outgoing man who loved life. He was born in Kilgore, Texas, and passed away in Orange County following an extended illness. When not acting the part of a typical younger brother to their sister, Joan, he and his identical twin brother, Paul, played all sports in their community and small high school. They were both scouted by pro baseball teams, but with the encouragement of their parents, Roy and Vivian, they bypassed a baseball career and attended Texas A&M University. David enlisted in the army after college. He spent a good deal of time in Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He was always very proud of the time he spent serving his country.
Following his time in the army, David pursued a career in sales, most of it with 3M Company. His jobs took him to Dallas, Oklahoma City, Fresno, and eventually to Orange County, where he met his wife, Monica. He loved the outdoors, and was a champion trap shooter and avid golfer. He also enjoyed fishing, and going for walks and drives. He also encouraged his children in their sports endeavors. He was assistant coach for his son, Joseph, with his St. Hedwig baseball teams, and cheered on his daughter, Holly with basketball, golf, and swimming, and his daughter, Shannon with softball, and youth cheerleading. David was very active in the Catholic church, and served in several ministries in a number of different parishes. He was a Christmas dinner co-chair, Autumnfest volunteer, Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, and substitute catechist and teacher’s aide in the religious education program.
David is survived by his wife, Monica; son, Joseph Mueller, his wife, Ellen, and granddaughters, Audrey, Gabrielle, and Jocelyn; daughter, Shannon Fejeran, her husband, Jeremiah, and granddaughter, Brianna Alba; and granddaughter, Shaw Browder, her husband, Ben, and their new son, Brooks. He is also survived by his twin brother, Paul, and his wife, Jeanie.
David loved God, his wife and family, his Church, his friends, Big Bear Lake and Valley, the U.S. Army, Texas A&M and the Aggies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will be greatly missed, but he is now in a beautiful place with his parents, sister, Joan, and daughter, Holly. They have all most likely had a wonderful reunion party, and he and Holly have probably already enjoyed a few rounds of golf.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested Alzheimer's Orange County https://www.alzoc.org/