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Jeannette Terese Rodgers

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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 2:37 pm

Jeannette Terese Rodgers passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 28, 2019 in Redlands, California.

Jeannette was born on May 22, 1930 to James and Eleanor (Kelaher) Cheverie in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Jeannette graduated from Notre Dame Academy High School in 1947. She graduated from Framingham State Teachers College in 1951 and began her elementary school teaching career in Massachusetts. After arranging continuing education credit from her school principal in 1953, Jeannette and two girlfriends embarked on a life changing journey to California and back. In 1954, she began teaching in San Diego and her permanent California adventure began.

She met the love of her life Jim Rodgers in 1957. They were married at Sacred Heart Church in Coronado on Sept. 6, 1958. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this year. Jeannette and Jim brought people together with potlucks, bridge and loving hospitality. Jeannette loved being a mother to four children and being a Navy wife. When the children were older, she went back to teaching. Jeannette taught at Sacred Heart School for 19 years and retired in 1993.

Jeannette volunteered at church and Sharp Coronado Hospital Auxiliary for many years. She loved traveling to visit family and friends. She continued to enjoy entertaining guests, hosting events and celebrating life. Jeannette will always be remembered for her open door, welcoming nature and great pool parties on J Avenue.

Jeannette is survived by her loving husband Jim, children Jim Jr. (Martha) Rodgers of San Diego, Suzanne (Robert) Burke of Redlands, Peter (Nancy) Rodgers of San Luis Obispo, California, Laurie (Jeff) Stukel of Stuart, Florida, and six grandchildren, Amanda(Josh), John, Jake, Benny, Ryan and Ethan.

Jeannette was committed to supporting two organizations. If you wish to make a donation in her name please contact St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Special Olympics.

The Mass celebrating her life will be held on Dec. 14, at Sacred Heart Church, 655 C Avenue, at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow the service. Jeannette’s internment will happen at a later date at Miramar National Cemetery.