LeAnn Rodgers died Tues., October 16, 2012 after a courageous battle with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
LeAnn was born September 30, 1950 to James S. and Charline Scripture Rodgers in Enid, OK. The family moved and traveled extensively with Mr. Rodgers’ Air Force career, settling in Denton afterward.
LeAnn graduated from Denton High School in 1968.Following high school, she earned an elementary education degree from Texas Woman’s University.er thirst for knowledge led her to study law at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, TX. Ann decided she preferred the classroom to the courtroom and returned to teaching, specializing in math instruction and curriculum development.
LeAnn was an avid student of Scripture. She was active in Bible Study Fellowship and other Bible classes.
After her diagnosis, LeAnn participated in multiple studies at the Alzheimer’s Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She was a charter member of Stepping Stones, an Alzheimer’s support group through the Occupational Therapy Department at TWU.
LeAnn is preceded in death by her father and grandparents. She is survived by her mother and devoted care-giver, Charline Rodgers; beloved daughters Meg (Greg) DeMarco of Virginia Beach, VA and Mary (Andy) Walker of Leona Valley, CA; her precious grandchildren, William DeMarco, Teresa DeMarco, Peter DeMarco, Michael DeMarco and Addie Walker; brothers John (Teresa) Rodgers and James S. Rodgers III; sister Janice (Warren) Hansen and her nieces and nephew.
A family visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Denton at 11 a.m.
The family would like to express deep gratitude for the excellent care and kindness from Seasons Hospice, Denton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Arbor House of Lewisville, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be given to the UT Southwestern Medical Center Development Office, PO Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75390-0888, memo line: Alzheimer’s Research Dr. Myron Weiner.