Matthew Layne Rogers, age 43, died
unexpectedly Saturday 5/2/03. Although appearing healthy,
Matt suffered terribly from diabetes, the probable cause of
his sudden death.
(05-09-03 - At the request of Bill
Hardaway, a friend of Matt's father, a paragraph that used
to be here deemed offensive by Mr. Hardaway has been moved.
On this same day I received a phone call protesting the
'degrading nature of this tribute page to Matt'. In
addition, Kathleen Rose has received so many mean phone
calls relating to this paragraph that she was forced to make
a police report. Out of respect to Matthew's family, I have
removed the paragraph).
Since this Church of Christ family decreed no outsiders and
no friends at his viewing OR funeral, several of us are
giving him a terrific send off Friday after work. Gary
Thorpe, Lindy Triplett, Leroy Ginzel and I are teaming up to
have as many people as possible come to my home. Thus far,
20 SSQQ dancers have confirmed. A LOUD party celebrating
Matthew Rogers' life will be at my house, very near the
studio on Friday, May 9 for all friends who wish to attend.
Call for directions, my little street is hard to find.
Thank you. Kathleen Rose
I am sad to report that ssqq student Matt
Rogers passed away Saturday morning from complications arising from
Matt was my best friend. We met in 1974 at Spring Branch High
School and have been very close friends ever since.
He first brought me to the studio in December of 2001 and even
re-took beginning two step polka with me so that I would know
somebody in the class.
I will miss him very much.
Matthew Rogers, an SSQQ student, passed away over
the weekend (May 2, 2003).
Matt was in my Western classes on Sunday nights. I believe he
started about 2 years ago in the same class of Morgan, Sherry, Dane,
DeLaine, etc. He took the Western classes up through Ghost Town,
then went on to whip and swing.
He was a terrific dancer with a quick wit. He always liked to jibe
me in class with a smart ass comment and a twinkle in his eye. He
had a way with the ladies. I found the attached picture of him on
the ssqq Halloween site.
I'm sure Matt would want us to celebrate his life. May his memory be
a blessing to us all.