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Cynthia Louise (Klemm) Rogers, 75, of Wolfeboro and Atkinson, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Forest View Manor in Meredith, N.H., after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born April 21, 1941, in Salem, Mass., to the late Edward and Irma (Goodwin) Klemm. She spent her childhood and early adult life in Lynnfield, Mass., where she helped out in her family’s three bakeries while spending many summers on Long Island in Moultonboro, N.H., on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Cynthia graduated from the Mary A. Burnham School in Northampton, Mass., in 1959 and attended Wakefield High School as part of her high school education. In 1957 to 1958, she embarked on the trip of a lifetime with her best friend, Judy (Hobbs) Jackson, as she took the Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner to Europe and spent her junior year of high school in Saint-Blaise-Neuchatel, Switzerland, at the La Chatelainie Boarding School. Cindy attended college at Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Mass., before graduating from Simmons College in Boston in 1963.
Cindy met her husband, Vincent David Rogers, Jr., during her summers on the lake and they were married in 1963. They lived in Wolfeboro on the campus of Brewster Academy were Dave taught until 1971.
In 1971, Cindy and Dave moved to Atkinson, N.H., where they raised their family and Dave taught math at North Andover High School for 27 years. During this time Cindy raised her two children and worked caring for the elderly in their homes.
Cindy was an active member of the Atkinson Congregational Church. Throughout this time she spent her summers on Rust Pond in Wolfeboro where Dave taught at the Hill Camp School/Wolfeboro Camp School and Cindy worked as Dining Room Manager at the camp.
Cindy is survived by her son, Keith Rogers and his wife, Kelly of Alton, N.H., and their two children, Alexandria and Brittany; her daughter, Kristan Dix and her husband, Steve of Annapolis, Md.; and her brother, Skip Klemm and his wife, Beth of Danvers, Mass. She was predeceased by her husband, David, in 2001.
A visiting hour was held at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, 85 Mill Street in Wolfeboro, on Saturday, November 26, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Services followed at the First Christian Church, 83 North Main Street in Wolfeboro, N.H., at 2 p.m. Burial followed at Lakeview Cemetery, also in Wolfeboro.
A reception was held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Inn.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
To leave a note of condolence, go to www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  November 22, 2016
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