Jean Elizabeth Rogers was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Patricia King and Richard (Dr. Dick) Rogers who never married. After her mom died in 1973, Jean moved in with her aunt and uncle in Hubbard, IA until she graduated from high school and moved back to Des Moines to attend college at Drake University.
After college she married her first husband, Kenneth Bricker, whom she met in college and they moved to New Orleans, LA. While living there she divorced Ken and married Stephen M. Schnell and they had three children; Katherine Bricker (1987), Aaron Schnell (1989) and Spencer Schnell (1992). Shortly after Spencer's birth she changed her first name to Saphyre and divorced Stephen.
She met Franklin Hasty and with children in tow, Franklin and Saphyre moved to Bloomington, IL in 1996 where their only child Mark was born in 1997. They lived there for another 3 years until moving to Denver, CO in 2000 shortly after getting officially married.
Franklin did not like living in Denver, and the couple divorced. All four children have reached adulthood, the oldest three now with partners and the first grandchild through Aaron expected to arrive in January 2020. Saphyre continues to live in Denver with her husband of 10 years, John Berry and their 3 crazy cats. They spent 6 years in the San Francisco Bay area before returning to Denver in 2015.
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