Archive » December 24, 2008
By SYVJ Staff
Lonnie Ray Rogers dies
Lonnie Ray Rogers, 68, passed away in his home on December 19, 2008. Lonnie was born January 15, 1940 in Wilcox, Arizona to Eli and Johnnie Rogers. At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Solvang, California. Lonnie attended Santa Ynez and Solvang Elementary Schools. He then attended Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. After graduating high school, Lonnie joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon returning home he married Annette (Sissy) Frederick.
Lonnie joined the Local 12 Operating Engineers, running a grader for 35 years with C. Sanchez and Son. He was a previous president of the Santa Ynez Valley Sportsman Club, a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge and an active member in the Elks Youth Recreation. He was a vital part of his daughter and granddaughter’s winning of the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen competition. Lonnie’s hobbies were hunting, fishing, roping, playing the guitar and singing, golfing, camping and spending time with his family.
One of his proudest moments was in 1981 when he won the championship buckle for Steer Stopping at the Fiesta Rodeo in Santa Barbara. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sissy Rogers, daughter Brenda and son-in-law Dennis Craine, son Randy and daughter-in-law Valerie Rogers and daughter Jodi Rogers-Jacobsen.
Papa will also be missed by his grandchildren Brent and Shelley Craine, Hannah Rogers, and Parker and Blake Jacobsen. Lonnie was a wonderful husband, a beautiful father, a loving Papa and a true friend.
His funeral will be held at Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang, California on December 29, 2008 at 10 a.m.
Graveside service will immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, California.
-Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors
Michael Bagshaw, 64, of Buellton, was taken from us in a car accident, December 16, 2008. He is survived by his life partner of 25 years, Don Goodwin, daughter Lisa Burns of Salem, Indiana, son Gary Bagshaw of Salem, Indiana, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, sister Norma Hazel of Jefferson, Indiana, sister Margaret Fordyce of Waverly, Ohio, brother Robert Bagshaw of Hillsborough, Ohio, brother Raymond Bagshaw of Perkin, Indiana and 18 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Flossie and Eldon Bagshaw, brothers William and James Bagshaw, Ralph Bagshaw and sister Virginia Ward.
A true entrepreneur and man of many talents, throughout his life he wore many hats. Starting in Los Angeles, he modeled, cut celebrity hair and then owned his own salon. He later became a partner in the Derma Essence cosmetic company. As well as managing Bellvani & Associates Accounting firm.
He was an avid horseman and showed Arabian horses, which brought him to the valley, where he and Don opened Westwinds Training Center in Buellton. After a neck injury kept him from riding, he went on to a new adventure and opened a flower and cappuccino shop in Buellton. His lavish parties and beautiful flower arrangements were known throughout the valley, including Liz Taylor’s wedding at the Neverland Ranch. Michael took great pride in making every event his best.
His next success was in real estate. In March, 2003 he joined Prudential and became a Presidential Circle Award winning agent.
He loved his job and the people he worked with.
Everything he pursued he did with great dignity and pride. For him it wasn’t about the awards and the accomplishments, it was about making people happy and enjoying life.
He was a man of many talents, too many to list. And he will be missed by all who crossed his path.
A Memorial Service was held December 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave, Los Olivos, CA. There also will be a Celebration of Life for Michael in the spring of 2009.
-Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors