Katina Marinaki Rogers, also known as Katie, died peacefully while surrounded by loved ones in Clearwater, Florida on Tuesday, December 24th 2019, at the age of 79 years young.
Katie is survived by her daughter, Cindy Boyd, and spouse, Dunie Boyd, of Clermont, Florida; father of Cindy Boydâ€™s children, Ronald Warner, of Twin Lake, Michigan; her son, Jeffrey Rogers, and spouse, Debora Rogers of Apex, North Carolina; her step son, Tony Rogers and spouse, Tammy Rogers, of Pickens, South Carolina; her step grandson, Chad Rogers; her grandchildren, Rochelle Hilston and spouse Jared Hilston, Stephanie Bandur and spouse Michael Bandur, Christina Warner, Julianna Rogers and Kyle Rogers; her step great grandaughter, Brooke Craft; her great grandchildren, Eliana Hilston, Van Bandur, Leilani Bandur and Elin Hilston. Katie is preceded in death by her parents, Konstantin and Anna Marinaki, sister, Penelope Marinaki, husband, Willard â€œBudâ€ Rogers, great grandson Ethan Hilston and grandson, Colton Rogers.
Katie was born on September 27th, 1940 in Istanbul, Turkey. The youngest of two daughters, Katie had an older sister, Poppy, who she grew up with before marrying Willard (Bud) Rogers, who was in the Airforce working as a civilian at the time, on June 4th, 1959. They spent 51 beautiful years together continuing to travel the world with work. Katie was primarily a homemaker and caregiver to many loved ones throughout her life. She was also a devoted volunteer to many charity organizations. Katie enjoyed spending a lot of her time faithfully volunteering at the Clearwater Free Clinic for over 20 years. She traveled all over the world with Bud while raising her children who remember her as a kind, loving and family oriented Mom who taught them about Christ and encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Katie was a stylish, fireball of a woman who always centered herself around loved ones and worried about everyone. She was their biggest cheerleader. There are no words to express how much Katie will be greatly missed and how much of an impact she has had on everyone around her. Katie devoted so much of her time to loved ones and there is no doubt that Heaven opened up its gates extremely wide proudly welcoming her home for Christmas.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 4th 2019 at the Edgewater Arms Clubhouse in Dunedin, Florida at 2:00pm. Flowers can be sent to 634 Edgewater Drive, Unit 441, Dunedin, FL 34698.
In lieu of flowers, donations can also be made in Katie Rogers Memory to the Clearwater Free Clinic at www.clearwaterfreeclinic.org.