Anita May Rodgers 1934-2021
Last updated 11/16/2021 at 2:22pm
Anita was born on June 4, 1934, to Homer and Clara Davis on the family green bean
farm in Crabtree, Oregon. She had fond memories of growing up on the farm and
especially liked helping her daddy.
Anita attended a one-room schoolhouse, and then went on to graduate from Salem High School. Her first job out of school was as a legal secretary at a Salem law firm. She married in 1957, and in 1964 the family moved to Edmonds, where she lived for the next 57 years. By the mid-’60s, Anita was a single parent raising three children on her own while juggling work responsibilities. She became an invaluable member of the Edmonds law firm Williams, Strong, Thompson and Cole for many years, again as a legal secretary. In the 1980s, she moved to another part of the legal system, working as a court clerk for King County at Shoreline District Court until her retirement in 2000. In retirement, Anita discovered another passion – volunteering for AARP’s Fraud Fighters informing fellow seniors about scams to watch out for. She was also an active member of the Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo).
Anita always took an interest in what was going on in other people’s lives before talking
about herself. She was admired by her grandkids for being a hip grandma who was
technology savvy for her generation, health-conscious, and provided non-judgmental
Anita passed away on June 28, 2021. She is survived by three children: Kevin Rodgers,
Kathy (John) Delano, and Richard (Richelle) Rodgers; six grandchildren: Brenden
Rodgers, Bret Hammer, Stephen Rodgers, Mark Rodgers, Janelle Hammer, and
Brittany Rodgers; as well as eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father Homer Blinn Davis, mother Clara May Davis
(Warren), sister Dolores June Yount (Davis), and her loyal dog, Fancy.
A private graveside service was held on July 2 at Beck’s Restlawn Memorial Park. A
Celebration of Life event will be held in the Edmonds Plaza Room (above the library)
located at 650 Main St. in Edmonds on Sunday, July 18, from noon to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation at https://nlmsf.org/donate/.
Please share memories at http://www.beckstributecenter.com.