George was born June 9, 1938 to Maudie Lee Watson and Gerald Wilbert Rogers in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His childhood and youth were spent in Castle Rock, Colorado.
In October 1957 George was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, while serving in the Navy. He was married to Mildred Pugh on August 27, 1965, and together they had 8 children.
George’s life work was to reveal what he called “The Missing Piece in Education.” He was deeply concerned that we too often teach kids what to think, but not how to think. Through his company ChoiceSkills, George shared with teachers and parents how to integrate “Character-based Learning” activities, stories, and questions into any subject, so kids would gain the most important skill of knowing how to recognize a good choice or idea from a bad one. He identified 5 questions you can ask of any choice or idea to identify if it will bring you lasting happiness or not.
George’s joy was to live those principles while raising his children, spending time with his grandchildren, and through giving selfless church service.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Denise Rogers. He is survived by his brother Roy Rogers [Jan], his wife Millie, and his children Scott [Michelle], Craig [Monica], Rebecca [Cory], Gerald [Jana Stout], Clint [Mignon], Marie [Josh], Jonathan [Katelin], plus 25 grandchildren.
He was an inspiration for many and touched the lives of all who met him. HIs legacy will carry on because of the love he shared, through his children, as well his devoted life-long work for all children, their parents and teachers.
He loved so purely and will be missed dearly.
Funeral service will be held on December 1st, 2014, at 10:00am at:
The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints
3400 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106
Viewing will begin at 9:00am.
Internment will be 12:30pm at:
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT, 84092
In lieu of flowers, you can donate online in memory of George Lee Rogers at:
George Rogers’ 5 Questions to Discover if Any Idea/Choice is a Good One:
1) Is this choice one that I would like others to choose to do? (Golden Rule)
2) Would I blush to have this choice made public?
3) Will this choice naturally tend to produce real and unmixed happiness?
4) Is this choice consistent with my happiness now and in the future?
5) Will this choice be a blessing to future generations?
Poem George wrote while serving in the Navy
To be useful in life
is all that I ask,
I need not wealth nor fame
but just a worthy task.