In Memory

Polly Webb (Rogers)

Polly Hutton Webb Rogers, of Harrisonburg VA, died on Sunday, May 17th 2015. She was born on December 11, 1951 in Washington, DC and was the wife of Jonathan Paige Rogers for 40 years. She was a 1969 graduate of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD, a stay-home Mother, a Volunteer, and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. She previously lived in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Bowie, Montgomery Village, and Frederick, Maryland. Besides her husband, she is survived by children Jacqueline (Michael) Gulino, Scott (Shaena) Rogers, and Paige (Osbaldo) Godoy of Harrisonburg, and Ralph (Erin) Rogers of Providence RI, grandchildren Sofia and Daniel Gulino, Luke and Emily Rogers, David Godoy and Rex Rogers. She was predeceased by her sister Nancy Susan Webb Smith in 1969.

There will be a memorial service at Asbury United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 23rd 2015 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Catalyst for Ministries Fund at Asbury United Methodist Church.

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08/29/15 10:39 AM #3    

Dr Jere Confrey (Class Treasurer)

I just want to send my condolences to Polly's family.  So glad she has such a beautiful family to survive her.  She and I had some fun and crazy times both at Whitman and subsequent summers.  She had a great sense of humor and was a good friend.  This is sad news.  


08/29/15 10:45 AM #4    

Donna S. Gomien

Like others, I too have fond memories of Polly, dating all the way back to Wood Acres days. She was always such a happy person and kind to everyone. We were never close, but always friendly. I am glad she had such a full, if too short, life.

08/29/15 11:06 AM #5    

Scott Mason

Did not see much of Polly since we graduated but spent a lot of time with her in high school. I remember her as a sweet girl that everyone like being around, including me.  So sorry to hear of her death.  I am sure there are many people with big smiles on their face, like me, when they think of her radiant personality.  God's blessings upon her family.


08/31/15 04:10 PM #6    

Betty Forrest (Robinson)

I was very saddened to hear that Polly has died.  I had a great visit with her at the last reunion, and she seemed  happy and very proud of her family and the life she created.  At Whitman she was a fun, kind, and loyal friend and we had fun times together.  Enjoyed seeing the pictures, especially her big blue convertible, in which we rode around Bethesda and the beach with the radio turned way up.  

08/31/15 10:10 PM #7    

Mimi Fauquier

I received a call from Polly's husband the day before she died.  I unfortunately did not return the call until a couple days later. He said during her last days she was reminising about her friends from the Old Days!! Polly's mother and father were lifelong friends with my parents.  My Mom Bobbie, and her Mom, Annie Mary were in each other's weddings. they attneded Woodrow Wilson HS.  I knew Polly off and on throughout our childhood years, and were great buddies especially senior year.  Along with Charlotte Morris Costa, we were informed by Jon Rogers of Polly's death.  I did call a couple of close classmates at the time.  I will not forget what a truly awesome time we had at the 40th!  She worked for my Mother at Demmie Blackistone Florist in Bethesda for many years, so my Mother was closer to her in her adult life.  Miss you Polly.  John I have some great photos that I took at that event of her.  How do I attach them here or elsewhere on the site. ?? 

09/01/15 11:37 AM #8    

Lisa Johnston (Howorth (Class President))

Someone told me about Polly's death back in May, and I was so sorry to hear it. We weren't close but I always liked being around her--she was always cheerful, smiling, smart and funny. Not to mention beautiful. I'm glad she lived to have grandchildren and enjoy them--her adult life seemed placid, warm, and full. I admire her good citizenship as well.

09/01/15 12:55 PM #9    

Charlotte Morris (Costa)

I have been hard pressed to write about Polly. I was fortunate to visit with her last year and meet her grown children and grand kid, I had not seen them since they were little..  Jon is the most kind, sensitive and caring husband, I was so happy to reconnect with both of them.  The memories are solid, we went through so much together, shared every emotion possible. Western, Whitman and beyond. Her beautiful family is a reflection of the care and happiness she projected. Her last year was filled with color...she drew and drew and drew.  Jon published her drawings and they are amazing.  Music swam through her veins and appeared through the drawings.  Our visit was filled with laughter and a bit of debauchery as we reminisced.  Oh Polly, I hope you are safe, hanging on a rainbow and singing at the top,of your lungs.  ❌⭕️

05/19/16 11:57 PM #10    

Martha Kiefer

To Polly's Family: I feel so much that we as the Class of 1969 are a family.  It hurts to see a beautiful member become a memory only.  Thank goodness we will at least have the memory.  heartfelt condolances . Martha Kiefer



05/20/16 02:04 PM #11    

Judy Samuelson (Brandman)

It is always so sad when one of our Whitman family passes. I did not know Polly very well, but I do feel the loss when one of "ours" moves on. I remember Polly as a kind, sweet girl who I know turned into a remarkable woman. We are so lucky to have the experiences and friends that we did in high school. And while we may have lost touch with some over the years, they will forever be in our hearts and memories. You are missed very much, Polly!

Judy (Samuelson) Brandman

05/20/16 08:04 PM #12    

Kathy Trout (Horvath)

It was a shock to hear of Polly's death.  We spent a little time together in high school - at the beach, and at her house.  We weren't close, but I remember her sense of fun.  My heart goes out to her husband and family.

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