Kathy was born in Portland, Oregon, to Henry and Mary VanNorman. They moved to the San Francisco Bay area four years later. Her father passed away shortly thereafter. Two years later her mother married Cecil Gunn, who adopted Kathy and her younger sister, Marilyn, and then they had a new sister, Pat. Kathy graduated from San Lorenzo High School and then attended Westmont on a scholarship. She received her B.A. from San Jose State in 1967 and joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, where she worked at San Diego State and the University of San Diego.
In January of 1969 she met a young Navy Lieutenant, Dub Rogers, who knew he had to pursue that beautiful lady, which he did with gusto and they married in June of 1969. Although he was from Wagoner, Oklahoma and there were a few cultural differences, their core values were the same and following the Lord Jesus, lead to both of them working on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ on the San Diego campuses, then to the University of Arkansas, John Brown University and Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They opened the work at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana and during the next eight years David, Seth, Rachel and Katie were born.
In 1981 they moved to Edmond, Oklahoma. Kathy was a loving, devoted mom who created a home that was open to the neighborhood kids and they enjoyed fresh baked bread after school. She then went to graduate school at the University of Oklahoma as Katie finished high school and was awarded her Masters in Clinical Social Work. She worked at several locations before joining her husband in private practice. In 2008 they opened Christian Counseling Associates. She loved the people she worked with as well as those in the Open Door Class she lead at Crossings Community Church.
A major joy in her life was her children and grandchildren; David and Arva Rogers and Conner; Seth and Aliia Rogers and Alibek; George and Rachel Monks and Georgia, Hudson and Sawyer; and Andy and Katie Lucido and Finley and Farrah. She has described her life journey as being blessed.
A memorial service of her home going will be in the chapel at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N. Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, on Saturday, July 16 th at 10:30 a.m. Kathy was passionate about providing counseling services to anyone in need. In lieu of flowers, there is a scholarship fund at Christian Counseling Associates for that purpose, or give to the charity of your choice. She asked that her love be expressed once again to all those friends and family that contributed to this blessed life journey. Proverbs 31 described her well, "She watches over the affairs of her household. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."