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RIP: Yuki Rogers

RIP: Yuki Rogers

Saturday, January 14, 2012

With a heavy heart we wish to inform you of the untimely and tragic death of (Yuki) Reyna Rogers. She died Thursday morning at the hands of her son, James Allen Rogers, a veteran who reportedly suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Many of us knew Yuki through her community work in various arenas. While some may know her by her glamor, beauty and smile, it was her inner beauty, her giving spirit, her dedication to the causes she believed in that shone through and touched the lives of so many.

She served on numerous boards, chief among them, the Asian American Family Services, the only mental health agency for Asian Americans, because of her deep desire to learn more about mental health issues such as those suffered silently by her son. She was also involved with numerous cultural organizations such as Japan America Society, the IKEBANA SOCIETY, Dance of AsiaAmerica (and many more), all of which gave meaning to her sense of ethnic/cultural pride and reflection of her inner beauty. Serving as Executive Director, Yuki also was playing a leadership role at the International Trade Center at the time of her death.

Many questions or stories may surface with this tragedy. However, Lights Camera Action wants to remember her work, her contributions to the community and pay homage to the philanthropist, the respectful lady that she was. Yuki lived a life of dignity and beauty. Let’s honor her and remember her for all that she has done for our community.

TV Asia Correspondent and host of online lifestyle society magazine Lights Camera Action, Ruchi Mukherjee had the privilege to interview her many times. A true supporter of our publication, she will truly be missed.

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  1. Yuki Rogers was a beautiful woman, yes, both in her soul and with her magnetic smile and beauty. From the moment I first met her, coming back on the plane from Japan, with my brother Glen, practically 9 months pregnant with Rachel, she filled our lives with beauty and grace. I never saw her raise her voice in anger or say an unkind word. I wish I could have been a better sister to her, especially after my favorite brother, Glen, died. I considered moving to Houston because of Yuki, and because of how impressed I was with the community, when I was there for Glen's funeral, in Dec 2000. She was a devoted wife and mother, and became a wonderful person dedicated to worthy causes for the Houston community. I am heartbroken to have her gone, and will sorely miss her fabulous smile!! Karen Rogers Leavitt

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  2. Yuki's contributions to her adopted city were, simply, awesome. She will be remembered . . and missed.

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  3. Thanks again for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

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