In memoriam: Velma Rogacki
Velma M. Rogacki, 86, a long-time city resident and president of the Mesa Springs Community Association in the 1980s and '90s, passed away Friday, Dec. 2 at her home. She was a homemaker and for a time a realtor.
Velma Marie Volle was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Axtell, Kan. to the late Arthur A. and Mabel S. (Browhard) Volle. She married Stephen Peter Rogacki Nov. 14, 1942, in Leavenworth, Kan.
She was a member of the Pikes Peak Adventure League, Corpus Christi Catholic Church and its Rosary Makers, the Colorado Wood Carvers and the Pikes Peak Whittlers Club.
She is survived by her 10 children: Stephen, of Liberal, Kan.; Gary Lynn, of Boulder; Paul, of Irvine, California; Patrick, of Colorado Springs; Philip, of Maplewood, N.J.; Joseph, of Colorado Springs; George, of Mountain Home, Ark.; Carol, of Colorado Springs; Mary Rogacki, of Morrison; and Jean Rogacki, of Las Vegas, Nev. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and her sister Ruby of Cottage Grove, Ore.
Carol Gravenstein, a former Community Associa-tion member (now living in California), recalled Mrs. Rogacki as “a lovely and involved lady” who was “very caring....a role model for every citizen on the Westside.”
Services were held earlier this week. Mrs. Rogacki will be inurned at the Fort Logan National Cemetery Columbarium.