November 20, 1950 ~ February 11, 2021
Born in: Coron Palawan, Philippines
Resided in: Newark, California
Janet was born in Coron Palawan Philippines to Robert R. Rogers and Limbania V. Rogers, she was the 6TH child of 9 children. Janet stayed in the Philippines until the age of 23 in which she then moved to the United States to pursue the American Dream.
After landing in the United States in 1973 the family lived in the Bay Area. Where she worked at various places such as the Masonic home and National Semiconductor. In 1978, during her time at National Semiconductor, her friend named Merlita introduced her to a man named Gary. A short year later of dating, Janet and Gary went on to marry and start their family.
Janet and Gary tried for many years to have children until their first daughter Jessica was born in 1986, and their 2nd daughter Jackie born in 1987, and lastly their son Collins born in 1989.
Throughout Janet’s life, she always was a caregiver as she would take care of most of her nieces and nephews. Janet was known as the strong disciplinarian who would not put up with a lot but she made sure that everyone knew she loved you.
Janet and Gary raised their family in Union City in the same family home until 2005 when they moved to Fremont to open a care home. In which both of them worked up until Janet became very ill with complications of diabetes. Janet went back and forth fighting her health for the last 15 years but never questioned her strength to continue living her life to the fullest.
In 2017 Janet had to move into a skilled nursing facility, Fremont Healthcare due to the level of care she needed. It was a year later in 2018 when she lost her husband Gary to pancreatic cancer. While at Fremont Healthcare she was doing so much better she loved the play bingo and gossip with the nurses and staff in the facility. Janet was always a special resident. She would have nurses cooking special Filipino food for her because she was not the biggest fan of the food they had at Fremont Healthcare. Janet would always get in trouble with dialysis because her lab work there was often off. Though Janet was known to always let you know what she thought and would not let things go unless she got what she wanted.
In the early part of 2020 when COVID first started she was diagnosed with COVID 19 and had to stay in quarantine until she tested negative. Then in January 2021 she was diagnosed with COVID again with some severe issues and was sent to the hospital. She was able to beat COVID for the 2nd time and was sent back to Fremont Healthcare. Then a few days later she was sent back to the hospital where she finally finished her journey and received her legs back to start dancing in heaven again.