July 15, 1930 - November 17, 2019
Robert G. (Jerry) Rogers passed away on November 17, 2019. He was born in Seattle, July 15, 1930, to L. J. (Roy) and Katherine Rogers.
He moved to Tacoma when he was four, and attended local schools there. He graduated from the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, and attended Stanford University and the University of Washington, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.
Jerry served in the Army as a cryptographer during the Korean War. He was stationed at 8th Army headquarters in Seoul, and 5th Air Force headquarters in Osan. Upon separation from the service, he returned to school at the UW.
After completing school, Jerry joined Weyerhaeuser Company as a production management trainee in Springfield, Oregon. He met Sally Powers, a University of Oregon coed, on a blind date. They married February 1, 1958, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. They had four children: Sue, Valerie, Patrick and Carrie.
Jerry’s career with Weyerhaeuser included stints in production, stock and price, sales, purchasing, distribution, inventory control and marketing. He held various supervisory and management positions on the east and west coasts.The family moved to Lakewood, Washington, in 1971. At the end of his career, Jerry began a marketing relationship with a Chilean company and distributed their plywood throughout the country.
He enjoyed golf, tennis, squash, hiking, jogging, mountain climbing, fishing,woodworking, and reading. His ankle failed in later years, which restricted some of his favorite activities. He was still able to travel to many of the places on his bucket list.
Jerry and Sally retired to Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Oregon, in 2000, where he volunteered for different groups including Habitat for Humanity, SMART, Healing Reins, and acting as captain of his golf club’s Resort Cup team.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sally; four children, Sue (Tom) Harwood, Valerie Law, Patrick (Kathy) Rogers, and Carrie Rogers; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
No services will be held at this time. Autumn Funerals, Redmond, has been entrusted with arrangements.