Linda Hayes Rogas 63 of Orange passed away on Friday, Feb. 11, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Road, Orange on Tuesday, Feb.15, at 10:00 A.M Burial will follow at Trout Creek cemetery near Kirbyville at 2:00 P.M.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1947 at Atmore, Alabama to William B. and Theresa Marshall Hayes. Linda was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Orange. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur with the class of 1966. Linda was a graduate of Lamar Tech. in 1967 where she received her LVN license, Linda returned to Lamar University in 1991 where she earned her RN license and continued working for Orange Memorial Hospital (now Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange) for over 35 years. Linda loved to play the violin, sew and read and visit many cemeteries in her passion of genealogy.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Rogas and her father, William B. Hayes.

She is survived by her mother, Theresa Marshall Hayes of Port Arthur, daughter, Melissa and her husband Doug Harvey of Buna, Step-daughter Cindy Sparkman of Orange, brother, Michael and his wife Natalie Hayes of Westlake, LA., sisters, Deborah and her husband Buddy Miller of Fort White, FL., Sharon Hayes of Alachua, FL., Nancy and Dennis Lively of Bridge City, Janet and her husband Perry Wallace of Nederland Lori Gallier of Hampshire, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

In lieu of floral offerings, please make donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at John Hopkins, 401 N. Broadway, Weinberg 2242 Baltimore, MD 21231-2410 or The American Cancer Society.