Rosemary F. Rogers, 97, an editor who worked for the federal government and international institutions for about three decades, died Aug. 15 at Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue, a senior living facility in the District.
She had complications from Alzheimer’s disease and other ailments, said her granddaughter Faith Monson.
Mrs. Rogers retired in 1973 from the Commerce Department, where she worked as a survey editor. She had previously done similar editing work for the State Department and the old Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
In the 1940s and ’50s, she worked for the U.N. Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
Rosemary Therese Fleming was born in Marquette, Mich., and settled in Washington in 1942.
Her memberships included St. Dominic Catholic Parish in Washington and the John Carroll Society, an organization of Catholic professionals.
Her husband of 20 years, Charles E. Rogers, died in 1978. Her stepson, William C. Rogers, died in 2005. Survivors include three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
— Emily Langer