Kevin Riley Rogers

Kevin Riley Rogers

Kevin Riley Rogers died on Feb. 3, 2015, in Kodiak, Alaska.

Kevin born June 28, 1977, in Boise, Idaho, to Judy Westmoreland Rogers and Gary Rogers. He graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg, Idaho, in 1995.

He lived in Rexburg from 1980 to 1995, in Sitka from 1995 to 2006 and in Cordova from 2007 to 2015.

Kevin was a carpenter, charter boat captain and commercial fisherman. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He hunted in Alaska and in several other states. He started an illustrious hunting career in Beaver Dick Park in Rexburg at the age of 11 when he shot his first duck. As much as he loved to hunt, he fell in love with fishing when at the age of 5 he caught his first fish and would not go home until he could please catch one more.

Within a week of moving to Sitka, Kevin had a job on a hand troller, kicking off his life at sea and career in fishing. Shortly after that, he met brothers Ron and Hugh Blake, with whom he fished and shared countless adventures and close calls in both Alaskan and Hawaiian waters. They say you're not a true Alaska fisherman until you've sunk a boat. Kevin did and lived to tell about it.

Kevin also enjoyed golfing, baseball and softball. He played many years on the winning team in Sitka's infamous Mudball softball tournament.

Kevin is survived by his mother, Judy Rogers of Kodiak; father and step-mother, Gary and Peggy Rogers of Rexburg; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Cynthia Rogers of Eagle River; sister, brother-in-law and niece, Mary, Austin and Claire Johnson of Rexburg; sister, Darby Rogers of Rexburg; uncle, David Rogers of Arkansas; and friends, Ron Blake of Cordova and Hugh and Kelly Blake of Sultan, Washington.

Kevin was about the most friendly, outgoing guy you could ever hope to meet. He was most at home on the water and fishing was his passion. He had a very special way with children and animals, who seemed to love and adore him immediately. Kevin was a loyal brother, son and friend to many.

A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Kodiak Funeral Chapel. Services will be held on Feb. 19 at St. Mary's Church followed by a reception at the Marian Center.

A service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Rexburg East LDS Stake Center.

Pallbearers: Gary Rogers, Michael Rogers, Ron Blake, Hugh Blake and Jim Nulph.

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