JAMES CHESTER ROGERSJames Chester Rogers died April 22, 2013 in the comfort of his home with family lovingly sending him on his way.
James Chester Rogers died April 22, 2013 in the comfort of his home with family lovingly sending him on his way.
He was born Nov. 16, 1937 to Elwood and Helen (Mankowski} Rogers in Duluth.
He met and married his wife Dorothy in the spring of 1957 and moved to Newberg Ore., where they lived for 40 years.
Jim traveled to Oregon at age 15 and attended Benson Polytechnic High School, majoring in foundry. He was hired by Oregon Steel Foundry before his graduation. After Jim's retirement in 1995 the ocean attracted them to Coronado Shores in Gleneden, Ore.
Jim won National recognition in the American Foundrymen Society, was a Boy Scout Leader, Advisor to Youth Fellowship of the Presbyterian Church. He became an active member and president of Junior Chamber of Commerece, and a member of the Sherwood Elks. He also served in the National Guard. Jim was appointed to International Staff of the Glass, Molders & Pottery Workers Union dealing with grievances, mediations, pensions and contracts.
A life long fisherman and hunter he also took pleasure in taking crews of family and friends and occasional strangers out for a day of crabbing in his boat in Yaquina Bay Ore. Like everything else, he did it well and no crew was ever disappointed.
Jim is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughters Kim Bolden, Otis, Ore., Connie Willard Bonnie Lake, Wash.; foster daughter Lecia Molineux, Schall Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister Margaret "Peggy" Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers Elwood Rogers, Pomona Calif., Clarence Rogers, Newberg, Ore., and Joseph Rogers, Duluth and many nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by all.
Comments posted on this page do not reflect opinions of Forum Communications Company. Forum Communications Company does not endorse and is not responsible for any statement, opinion, advice given or made. All replies are subject to approval and must follow Forum Communications Company guidelines concerning statements of libel, personal attacks or defamation of character. Replies in the "Talk About It" section that criticize a person by name may not be posted, unless that person is openly involved in a public issue. Comments written in all capital letters or bold print will not be considered for inclusion in the forum.