10/12/2006: "Lynne Rogers"
Lynne Rogers has left us. She had been fighting cancer for sometime, and early this morning she passed away.
Lynne was a long time resident of the San Juans, and like many that moved here, she came here by way of California. Lynne grew up in the Bay area, graduated from UC Berkeley, with a degree in history. When her father accepted a job in Viet-Nam, Lynne went along and taught school there. In 1974 Lynne and husband Winston moved to San Juan Island with their three daughters.
By 1986 Lynne decided to have a go in real estate sales, which she continued to be active in until the very last. One testimony to the quality of a person is their friends, and Lynne was one of the most admired and respected members of the community at large, and was honored in her chosen profession by numerous awards, but most importantly, many of her clients became friends as well.
A few of the organizations she has been involved in, are the Inter-Island Medical Center, where she served on the Board of Trustees; was a founding president of "CATS" (Community Arts and Theatre Society); served as a Commissioner for the San Juan County Land Bank; and was a past president of the San Juan Historical Society. In 2002 she was named the "Community Service Realtor of the Year" by the San Juan County Realtors Association.
We will post additional information as it becomes available