Jean Rogers
Jean Clark Rogers was born Oct 1, 1919 to Josie Maude (Powers) and John Harvey Clark in Wendell, Idaho. Jean with her late husband George W. Rogers, arrived in Juneau on the Princess Nora on January 7, 1945 and devoted their lives to Juneau and the State of Alaska. Jean passed away on Feb 20, 2013 at the age of 93 in her home surrounded by family after suffering for several months with a heart condition and failing health.

Jean (and George) adopted six children. Jean's love of children shines throughout her entire life. Jean (and George) had many Godchildren and nieces and nephews and they were proud of them all.

Jean authored 6 children's books: Goodbye My Island, King Island Christmas, Runaway Mittens, The Secret Moose, Dinosaurs are 568, Raymond's Best Summer, and Left Field Bear. Jean received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters by the University of Alaska for her published work.

Jean spent 25 years volunteering as a room mother, library aide, and reader of stories in numerous classrooms. She volunteered her time at the daycare center located at that time in the Governor's Mansion, was a member of the board of the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) and Public Broadcasting Commission, was on the board of KTOO. She was active in the Bartlett Hospital Guild and helped judge the childen's artwork program. She was a member of Eagle Wings Community Church, and the Juneau Public Library Children's Book Review group.

Later in life Jean found her artistic outlet in compiling collages made by recycling small clippings from magazines and catalogs.

Jean, (and her late husband George), were active in various Juneau Arts organizations, Eagle Wings Community Church, the St. Paul Singers, and University of Alaska Singers.

Jean is survived by her children, daughters: Shelley Thissen, Sidney Fadaoff, and, Sabrina Rogers; sons: Geoffrey Rogers, and Garth Rogers, and brother Ralph Clark.

11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pearl Rogers; many nieces, nephews and godchildren

Jean is preceded in death by husband, George Rogers; son, Gavin Rogers; brothers Verlin Clark and Robert Clark, and sister Rosemary Faris; parents Maude and John Clark.

Celebration of Life will be announced later this summer.

Donations in Jean's (and George's) memory may be made to Hospice of Juneau, your favorite Juneau performing arts organization, Juneau Symphony, or the University of Alaska, Southeast George and Jean Rogers Scholarship Fund.

The family can be contacted at the family home 1790 Evergreen Ave., Juneau.

Published by Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013.
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You were such a wonderful Godmother, always present at important milestones in my life. You memory will live on through your books and as we enjoy a family tradition listening to King Island Christmas. RIP and sincerest condolences to your family.
Midori Shaw
March 1, 2013
Jean and George always treated me like one of their many adopted children. Especially when I need a good talking too! God bless you you both. - Danny
Dan Gallagher
February 25, 2013
My dear friend, mentor, inspiration since 1960. Jean and George cared deeply about Alaska and devoted themselves to caring about its future They've earned places in its history. I will miss Jean greatly.
Shari Gross Teeple
February 25, 2013
Both Jean and George Rogers were wonderful additions to the Territory and the State of Alaska. RIP, Jean, a life well lived!
Lucy Groh
February 24, 2013
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