Clinton James Rogers (1966 - 2017)

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Clinton James Rogers died unexpectedly on the morning of Dec. 5, 2017, at the age of 51, in his home in Cape Coral, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Dora; his parents, Bob and Sherry; his brother, Andy; sister-in-law, Barbara; nephew, Austin; niece, Bailey; and many relatives and friends in Alaska, California, and Florida.
Clint was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the spring of 1966. He moved with his family to Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri, before returning to Alaska in 1978. While living in Eagle River, Alaska, he attended Gruening Junior High and Chugiak High School, where he helped the Chugiak soccer team win a state title in the spring of '84.
Clint briefly attended Oregon State before returning to Alaska, where he worked at Valdez Creek and Fort Knox Mines. Always in search of adventure, Clint moved to California, bought a 30-foot Pontoon Barge, added an AirStream Travel Trailer on top and lived waterfront around San Francisco for many years. While in California he earned his private pilot's license and his boat captain's license. Living at sea suited him. Clint married Dora in 2005, and the two worked towards the dream of sailing the world. After several smaller sailing vessels, they acquired the 42-foot Catamaran SV Chillmore and based it in Grenada. Clint took friends and family out on many "once-in-a-lifetime" Caribbean adventures before sailing the boat to their waterfront house in Florida. On his last big adventure, Clint and Dora out-sailed Hurricane Irma in the Gulf of Mexico.
If life is measured by stories a person can tell, there's a good chance Clint outlived us all.
A celebration of life will be held this summer at the family cabin that Clint helped build on Nancy Lake. Thanks, Clint, for the love, laughter and adventure.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2017