What Happened To Grace Arlene Wilkins?

Grace Arlene Wilkins

Grace Arlene Wilkins was the wife of Roy Rogers. They were married on June 14, 1936, and remained married until her death on November 3, 1946.

After two years of marriage, she gave birth to a daughter Linda Lou. And a son Roy Rogers Jr. was born in 1946.

A few days later, Grace died of complications from the birth. 

Who was Roy Rogers?

Originally named Leonard Slye, he was born on November 5, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lived in a small tenement building, the simple place where Riverfront Stadium was built later.

How many children did Roy Rogers have with his wife?

Roy Rogers was known as the “King of cowboys.” Between his marriage to Grace and his later marriage to Dale Evans, Rogers had eight children.

He also helped Evans’s child of past relation in upbringing.

How many triggers did Roy have?

Trigger, a horse, was born on July 4, 1934, on a small ranch co-owned by Bing Crosby. He was originally called Golden Cloud, renamed Trigger for his quickness of both foot and mind.

Who died first, Dale Evans or Roy?

Evan was the spouse of Roy Roger, married in 1946, and lasts till 2001.

After more than 50 years of marriage, Roy Roger died of heart failure in 1998. Later, in 2001, Evans died.

What happened to Roy Rogers’s Double R ranch?

After the death of Roy Roger in 1998, the museum was moved to Branson, Missouri, and the ranch was sold out. 

Today Rogers Ranch has a couple of buildings and a horse race track. In addition, the current owner has added a saloon, a blacksmith shop, a complete west town, and some other structures.

Who owns Roy Rogers Ranch?

A nice couple, Deena and Jim Heffel, the present owner of  Roy Rogers Double R Bar Ranch in Oro Grande, California.

What happened to Roy Rogers’s son Dusty Rogers Jr.?

Roy Rogers Jr., nicknamed Dusty Rogers, was the son of Roy Rogers and Grace, who died due to birth complications of his son, Dusty Rogers. 

He went on to be his father’s manager and later headed his father’s band.