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.

Memories Timeline


  1. CandleI remember taking preschool nearby and you and uncle Gary would pick us up and watch whole bunch of kids at your union city house.

    Your house held a lot of family gatherings in the 80s. I can still hear your front door opening, and the house Alarm would give a little chime .

    All the cousins would be in your home. One of the games the kids used to play. Was to stay under the stairs and grab people’s feet. Lol.
    I also remember a lady named apple, used to cut people’s hair. Also many thanksgivings party’s held at your house too.

    The handful of times I went into the wilderness and camped, you were there leading the way with your camper van.

    I remember seeing you drive around in your blue Volvo. Or had the big van with a bunch of cousins and kids in the back.

    You let us know you were leaving by saying “the bus is leaving” 🚎

    Love you tita

  2. CandleCelebrating in our hearts your peaceful and joyful journey to the Lord’s Kingdom. May you have eternal rest with Him. We will miss your smile Manang Janet. Lovingly, Dong, Neng, Noreen/Dan/Ellie/Isla, and Marco❤️🙏

  3. I remember those days when we were in the Philippines. We used to visit 13 churches during Good Friday. Then after visiting 13 churches; heard mass then ate special fried dried fish in your house in Manila. We had soo much fun.
    Then I also remember the last talked we had on 1/30/21 during the wedding reception of your goddaughter “Mary Gracielen”. Can’t still believe Mare Janet that you’re already gone in Heaven. I will going to miss you. You will always in my mind and my heart. I love you. Rest In Peace now.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  4. Mareng Janet, I will always treasure the memories we had when we were in the Philippines. The time when we have to visit 13 churches during Good Fridays. And the last conversation we had (1/30/21) when you called me during the wedding reception of your goddaughter “Mary Gracielen”. I didn’t know that that will be our last and final conversation.
    I will going to miss you. You will always be in my heart and my mind. I LOVE YOU.
    Rest In Peace now.🙏🙏🙏😰😰😰🌷🌷

  5. CandleRest in peace Manang Janet. We are blessed to know you and your feisty spirit. You are reunited with Gary now and we’re sure you are smiling down on the wonderful children you raised. Rest in peace now.


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