In Loving Memory
Yolanda Denise “Dee” Rogers
March 10, 1963 – August 2, 2013
College Place resident, Yolanda Denise “Dee” Rogers,
50, passed away August 2, 2013, at Walla Walla General
Hospital, 1025 S. 2nd Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.
Dee was born March 10, 1963, in Walla Walla, to Robert
Lee and Robbie Funches. She attended Washington
Elementary School, Garrison Middle School and Walla
Walla High School. On May 5, 2009, she and Ernest
Vaughn Rogers III married in Walla Walla. She worked as a
housekeeper, a flight attendant and in airline security.
She loved sports, always watched football on television.
She took martial arts with her brother, Charles. She enjoyed
crossword puzzles and word finds and doing arts and
crafts with her grandchildren. Dee also loved camping and
fishing and taking rides in the country with her husband.
Shopping with her daughter, Shante’, and playing Nintendo
games with Shante’ and Aisha were other favorite things
she enjoyed doing. However, nothing meant more to her
than her family.
Dee is survived by her husband at their home; two
daughters and sons-in-law: Aisha (Casey) Hunt and
Shante’ (Tony) Alfaro; one son, Halliru Gimba Amhad
Hamza; six sisters: Karen Hilliard and Silvera Pryor both
of California; Veola Lewis and Pamela Pryor both of Walla
Walla, Virgie Hardin of Spokane, Washington, and Linda
Ramirez of Portland, Oregon; one brother, Charles Pryor
also of Spokane; two granddaughters, four grandsons
and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her parents; a sister, Donna Johnson; and her son,
Rashod Nathenial Vickers.
The memorial service will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday,
August 11, 2013, at Mountain View-Colonial
DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla,
Washington. Darius Morris of the Church of Christ
will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Cedric
English, Jamar Wren, Casey Hunt and Tony
Alfaro. Contributions may be made to the funeral
home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Family and friends are invited to write
memories and sign the online guestbook at