Betty Jean Wilder Rogas

July 17, 1930 - June 20, 2023

Betty Jean Wilder Rogas, 92, of Beaumont, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Tuesday, June 20, 2023. She was born on July 17, 1930, in Beaumont, to Cyntheal Greer and Ross Wilder, Sr.

Betty loved her family and was a devoted teacher, wife, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Gale Terracina-Doty and her husband, Ronald, of Nederland; and David W. Rogas of Birmingham, Alabama; daughter-in-law, Tammy Rogas; grandchildren, Melissa Terracina Luke, Trey Terracina, Ashton Marchand, Allison Doty, Brett Doty, Brennan Doty, Jordan Rogas, and Madison Rogas; and great-grandchildren, John-Parker Luke, Caroline Luke, Paige Marchand, Mason Marchand, Merritt Marchand, Major Gallentine, Zuri Gallentine, and Preston Doty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dan W. Rogas, Sr.; son, Dan W. Rogas, Jr.; and brother, Ross Wilder, Jr.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You for the exceptional care shown to Mrs. Rogas by Montebello Home Care, Compassion Hospice, Sherry Murphy, Tiffany Holloway, Bobbie Williams, and Arielle Holloway.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Rogas may be made to St. Mark’s Treasure House, 805 North Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

A gathering of Mrs. Rogas’ family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 26, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • June 26, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Comments (8)

    Ninette Walker Teel says:

    Such a wonderful woman who brought joy wherever she went. I am so sorry for your loss. She gave so much and was so special to so many and will be missed. Know you are in my prayers.

    Julie Munro says:

    Gale, so sorry for the loss of your sweet mama !

    Jan Fertitta says:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of sweet BJ. My prayers are with each of you in her family at this difficult time. Your Mom was a very special a lady and a big part of my time in the Zeta chapter and in the alum group. I hope your special memories of her will help you find peace in the coming days.
    Jan Fertitta

    Sarah Griffin Merrill says:

    BJ had a loving and gentle spirit. I worked with Dan at LU from 1974-1989 and always enjoyed my friendship with the Rogas family. My love to all the family. Sarah

    Liz Lovoi Welch says:

    A kinder lady I never met, Mrs. Rogas had a great impact on me during my collegiate years. Her gentle direction pointed all of her Zeta Ladies in the right direction. I send prayers of peace and comfort to Gale, to David, and all who loved her. I know she will be missed.

    Suzanne Wolfrom says:

    Stan and I send our condolences to all of the Rogas family. BJ and Dan were so loving to us through the years. Aside from their wonderful friendship with Dolly and Stanton, they were truly a gift to us too.
    We will always give credit to BJ, the matchmaker, who took the initiative to help the new comer in Beaumont meet her life-long best friend. Stan and I were so very blessed and grateful for BJ’s loving spirit. God is welcoming an angel in heaven.

    Anne Smith Jeffus says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We were born just over a year apart as nieces to the greatest Aunt and Uncle in the world. Raised as family and always loving “kissin’ cousins”. My heart and love go out to each and every one of you. Sent with so much love and condolences! Anne

    Dr. Ed Collins says:

    So sorry for your loss Gale and Melissa.

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