Ione "Bobbi" Heath Rogers, a 63 year resident of Inglewood, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010 in Torrance, California. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bobbi was 88 when she died. Bobbi was a professional dancer and teacher. Bobbi was the Producer and Director of The Sweethearts of Tap. Her passions were dancing, tending her orchids and being with her family and friends.Bobbi is survived by her daughters, Janice (Tom) Adams of Manhattan Beach, California, Shaunna (Ron) Tito of Carpinteria, California and Marjorie Badger of Woodland Hills, California; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Pauline Heath and her husband of 51years, Manuel Rogers. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Chapel on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM. A reception will follow in the Rice Lighthouse Reception Room from 12:00 PM 2:00 PM. Burial will be at sea.

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  1. Our family wanted to remember you and your family at this sad time. We will always remember your mother and father with fond memories. They really influenced our lives with dancing and also with their bright smiles. I remember when your mom came to my mom’s funeral and was so broken up she couldn’t stay. I asked her to sit with the family. That is how close she was to us. Your dad and mom will always be remembered by us. Know that time will make the hurt less but never gone. We love you all. Love, Denise and family and Pop too

  2. I was fortunate to have Mrs Rogers as my tap and ballet teacher in the mid-60’s. She made a profund impact to my life. She always made us all feel special and unique. Even at that young age I could tell she truely loved teaching. I can still hear her saying, “kick-ball-change-girls”. I am grateful to have known her. Dusty Sawlan – formerly Laurie Driscoll

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