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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers Jean (Clark) Rogers was born on October 1, 1919. She met her husband, George Rogers, at the University of California at Berkeley where she obtained her bachelor's degree in English. The couple was married in 1942 and remained married for 69 years until George's passing in 2010. Jean and George moved to Juneau in 1945, where they adopted and raised six children. Jean is an author and visual artist whose published titles include the children's books "Goodbye My Island," "King Island Christmas," "Runaway Mittens," and "The Secret Moose." She was a strong advocate of childhood literacy programs and volunteered extensively in schools and libraries. She was also a supporter of many nonprofit, civic organizations, and performing arts programs. Jean Rogers passed away in 2013 at the age of 93. For more about Jean Rogers, see her obituary in the Anchorage Daily News newspaper or an article about her life in the Juneau Empire newspaper.
Date of Birth:
Oct 1, 1919
Date of Death:
Feb 20, 2013
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