The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001010548-01
Funeral Notices

SUSAN ROGERS-AREGGER June 28, 1951 – July 2, 2017 Susan passed away peacefully at her home on Paiko Drive in Honolulu on July 2, 2017 at the age of 66. Susan was born in Gowanda, Western New York, the eldest of four children of Ruth & John Rogers. After graduating from Gowanda High School & Jamestown Community College, Susan went on an adventure…..coming to Hawaii in 1971 to attend the University of Hawaii. Susan worked at the Sheraton Waikiki, Tradewind Tours, Foodland Supermarket and as a real estate agent before realizing her true calling. Susan’s creative career, since the early 1980s, encompassed being an artist, a teacher and a contributor to Hawaii’s artistic community. For 13 years Susan was co-owner of "Arts of Paradise" gallery in the International Market Place in Waikiki. Her specialty was hand-dyed paper collages and she co-authored the book: "Paper Dying For Collage and Crafts". Susan taught this technique at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe and at the historic Chautauqua Institute in New York. Susan was also a noted ceramicist. She participated in the Hawaii Craftsmen Raku Ho`olaulea for over 20 years. Susan was a past president of the Association of Hawaii Artists. She was on the board of the Honolulu branch of the National League of American Pen Women, and was a member of Hawaii Craftsmen, Hawaii Potters Guild, Windward Artists Guild and the Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts. Susan had a full and amazing life. She loved to cook and garden and especially loved going back to Western New York every fall to see the leaves change. She loved her home but was able to travel the world with her husband Dan. Susan will be fondly remembered as a person everyone was instantly attracted to. With her giving spirit, beautiful smile and enthusiastic laugh, Susan touched many lives deeply and lit up any room she was in. Susan Rogers-Aregger is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Dan Fox-Aregger, sister Jane (Darl) Rogers-Lillie, brothers Richard "Rick" Rogers and Thomas Rogers, cousins Cassie (Lanny) Holt, Tom Deneen, Sharon (Cid) Potmesil, Peg Gunsolus, Larry (Darcie) Rogers and Jerry Rogers. A Celebration of Life will be held for Susan at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens located at the end of Luluku Road in Kaneohe on Sunday, July 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan Rogers­Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation at P.O. Box 26467, Honolulu, HI 96825.