Los Alamos Living Treasure Fran Rogers Turns 91

Fran Rogers celebrated her 91st birthday Thursday at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Longtime Los Alamos resident Fran Rogers celebrated her 91st birthday, Thursday Jan. 10, at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill surrounded by family and live-in caregivers.

Rogers was born in Minnehaha County, S.D. in 1922. She moved to Los Alamos in 1947 with her husband Warren Haas.

Rogers worked as the chief telephone operator for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and held many positions with AEC and DOE through the years.

Her husband was killed in an automobile accident on the Main Hill Road in 1950. Rogers married WL Rogers seven years later and the couple had two sons, Kelly and Rick and a daughter Tracy.

For many years, Fran went door to door for the American Cancer Crusade, the Heart Council and the March of Dimes.

She also brought holiday treats to local postal employees at Christmas time for 53 years.

After retirement in 1990, Rogers became deeply involved with the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary, serving as State Auxiliary President.

Rogers became a Los Alamos Living Treasure in 2007.

Fran Rogers celebrates with her sons Kelly and Rick and daughter Tracy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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