Mary Anderson Rogers


Mary Anderson Rogers passed away surrounded by her family on February 12, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born in Maryville, Tennessee, in 1936, the fifth of seven children (and the first daughter) born to the late Pearlie and Elsie Anderson. 

 After graduating from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in three years with a degree in mathematics, Mary moved to Atlanta and began a career at the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as a structural engineer. She worked at the massive bomber plant in Marietta, spending most of her career on the C-5 Galaxy aircraft program. After retiring from Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1994 with over 30 years of service, Mary worked as an active member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club in Marietta. She and her husband moved to Cartersville, Georgia, in 2003 to be near their youngest grandchildren. In Cartersville, she became actively involved with Tabernacle Baptist Church, volunteered many hours with the Auxiliary at Cartersville Medical Center, and delivered meals with the local Meals on Wheels program.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, James, Clifford and Cledith (Beadie) Anderson, and her loving husband, Steve Rogers.

Mary is survived by her siblings, Raymond Anderson of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Nell Brown, of Maryville, Tennessee and Chester Anderson, of Alcoa, Tennessee; her daughters and sons-in-law, Chandra and Marty Carter, Colleen and Tony Lane, Ellyn Olson, Peter Olson; step-daughters, Melanie Mauldin (Chuck) and Meridith Holroyd (Rick); grandchildren, Brandon Carter (Kim), Breanne Brunson (Chris), Blake Lane, Grey and Eden Olson; great-granddaughters Abbie Carter, Saylor and Finlee Brunson; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, February 14, at Owen Funeral Home, from five o’clock in the evening until seven.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning at Brandon’s Chapel, 136 Old Stilesboro Road, Cartersville, Georgia on Friday, February 15, 2019, with the Rev. Scott Shepard officiating. She will later be interred at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA, to rest eternally with Steven Rogers, U.S. Navy veteran. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels and Brandon’s Chapel.

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Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Rogers in this most difficult of times.