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, age 63, of Brighton, Colo., died Jan. 22, 2007, from cancer at the VA Nursing Home in Denver, with family at his bedside.

He was born June 27, 1943, in Doylestown, Pa., to Will Alden Rogers and Margaret Elizabeth Allen. He grew up near Brighton, attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Bighton High School in 1961.

He served in the Navy, mostly in Japan. In 1970, he earned a BS in Crop Science at Colorado State University, but never really used that degree. Instead he lived his passions: trapping, hunting, and fishing. He never married, and lived outside Brighton, where he raised fancy poultry and sheep. He was a member of the Colorado Poultry Assocaition.

A lifetime member of both the NRA and the Colorado Trappers Association, he often manned the CTA booths at the National Western Stock Show. He was a regular at their yearly rendezvous, and attended black powder shoots and pow-wows. In 1986, the CTA named him Trapper of the Year. He was director for over 10 years. Bill taught the values of humane trapping, actual trapping techniques, and how to put up fur.

Crafting and selling wildlife jewelry and rattlesnake products kept him busy, as did hiring out to remove pest animals. He frequently contributed articles to outdoor and country living publications, including the Fence Post. His home-canned fruits and vegetables won ribbons at the Adams County Fair, and he served for about 10 years as a Fair judge.

For over 20 years, Bill was a Barr Lake State Park tour guide and Nature Center volunteer. A good fisherman and hunter, he taught his niece, nephew, and friends’ kids the country way of life. He kept small notebooks of his best punch lines, and said they’d be even funnier if he remembered the jokes that went with them.

He is survived by his brothers Russ Rogers and wife Eve of Aloha, Ore., and Jim Rogers of Centennial, Colo.; a nephew John Rogers; nieces Sarah and Margaret Rogers; his aunt Ginger of Denver, Colo., cousins and many friends.

The family thanks Bill’s wonderful neighbors who helped him in his last months, the many friends who visited him at home and at the VA, and for its caring medical staff.

Crown Hill Cemetery received his ashes. A memorial potluck will be held on Feb. 23 at Barr Lake State Park Nature Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barr Lake State Park Donation Account, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colo., 80603.

, age 63, of Brighton, Colo., died Jan. 22, 2007, from cancer at the VA Nursing Home in Denver, with family at his bedside.

He was born June 27, 1943, in Doylestown, Pa., to Will Alden Rogers and Margaret Elizabeth Allen. He grew up near Brighton, attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Bighton High School in 1961.

He served in the Navy, mostly in Japan. In 1970, he earned a BS in Crop Science at Colorado State University, but never really used that degree. Instead he lived his passions: trapping, hunting, and fishing. He never married, and lived outside Brighton, where he raised fancy poultry and sheep. He was a member of the Colorado Poultry Assocaition.

A lifetime member of both the NRA and the Colorado Trappers Association, he often manned the CTA booths at the National Western Stock Show. He was a regular at their yearly rendezvous, and attended black powder shoots and pow-wows. In 1986, the CTA named him Trapper of the Year. He was director for over 10 years. Bill taught the values of humane trapping, actual trapping techniques, and how to put up fur.

Crafting and selling wildlife jewelry and rattlesnake products kept him busy, as did hiring out to remove pest animals. He frequently contributed articles to outdoor and country living publications, including the Fence Post. His home-canned fruits and vegetables won ribbons at the Adams County Fair, and he served for about 10 years as a Fair judge.

For over 20 years, Bill was a Barr Lake State Park tour guide and Nature Center volunteer. A good fisherman and hunter, he taught his niece, nephew, and friends’ kids the country way of life. He kept small notebooks of his best punch lines, and said they’d be even funnier if he remembered the jokes that went with them.

He is survived by his brothers Russ Rogers and wife Eve of Aloha, Ore., and Jim Rogers of Centennial, Colo.; a nephew John Rogers; nieces Sarah and Margaret Rogers; his aunt Ginger of Denver, Colo., cousins and many friends.

The family thanks Bill’s wonderful neighbors who helped him in his last months, the many friends who visited him at home and at the VA, and for its caring medical staff.

Crown Hill Cemetery received his ashes. A memorial potluck will be held on Feb. 23 at Barr Lake State Park Nature Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barr Lake State Park Donation Account, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colo., 80603.

, age 63, of Brighton, Colo., died Jan. 22, 2007, from cancer at the VA Nursing Home in Denver, with family at his bedside.

He was born June 27, 1943, in Doylestown, Pa., to Will Alden Rogers and Margaret Elizabeth Allen. He grew up near Brighton, attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Bighton High School in 1961.

He served in the Navy, mostly in Japan. In 1970, he earned a BS in Crop Science at Colorado State University, but never really used that degree. Instead he lived his passions: trapping, hunting, and fishing. He never married, and lived outside Brighton, where he raised fancy poultry and sheep. He was a member of the Colorado Poultry Assocaition.

A lifetime member of both the NRA and the Colorado Trappers Association, he often manned the CTA booths at the National Western Stock Show. He was a regular at their yearly rendezvous, and attended black powder shoots and pow-wows. In 1986, the CTA named him Trapper of the Year. He was director for over 10 years. Bill taught the values of humane trapping, actual trapping techniques, and how to put up fur.

Crafting and selling wildlife jewelry and rattlesnake products kept him busy, as did hiring out to remove pest animals. He frequently contributed articles to outdoor and country living publications, including the Fence Post. His home-canned fruits and vegetables won ribbons at the Adams County Fair, and he served for about 10 years as a Fair judge.

For over 20 years, Bill was a Barr Lake State Park tour guide and Nature Center volunteer. A good fisherman and hunter, he taught his niece, nephew, and friends’ kids the country way of life. He kept small notebooks of his best punch lines, and said they’d be even funnier if he remembered the jokes that went with them.

He is survived by his brothers Russ Rogers and wife Eve of Aloha, Ore., and Jim Rogers of Centennial, Colo.; a nephew John Rogers; nieces Sarah and Margaret Rogers; his aunt Ginger of Denver, Colo., cousins and many friends.

The family thanks Bill’s wonderful neighbors who helped him in his last months, the many friends who visited him at home and at the VA, and for its caring medical staff.

Crown Hill Cemetery received his ashes. A memorial potluck will be held on Feb. 23 at Barr Lake State Park Nature Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barr Lake State Park Donation Account, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colo., 80603.

, age 63, of Brighton, Colo., died Jan. 22, 2007, from cancer at the VA Nursing Home in Denver, with family at his bedside.

He was born June 27, 1943, in Doylestown, Pa., to Will Alden Rogers and Margaret Elizabeth Allen. He grew up near Brighton, attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Bighton High School in 1961.

He served in the Navy, mostly in Japan. In 1970, he earned a BS in Crop Science at Colorado State University, but never really used that degree. Instead he lived his passions: trapping, hunting, and fishing. He never married, and lived outside Brighton, where he raised fancy poultry and sheep. He was a member of the Colorado Poultry Assocaition.

A lifetime member of both the NRA and the Colorado Trappers Association, he often manned the CTA booths at the National Western Stock Show. He was a regular at their yearly rendezvous, and attended black powder shoots and pow-wows. In 1986, the CTA named him Trapper of the Year. He was director for over 10 years. Bill taught the values of humane trapping, actual trapping techniques, and how to put up fur.

Crafting and selling wildlife jewelry and rattlesnake products kept him busy, as did hiring out to remove pest animals. He frequently contributed articles to outdoor and country living publications, including the Fence Post. His home-canned fruits and vegetables won ribbons at the Adams County Fair, and he served for about 10 years as a Fair judge.

For over 20 years, Bill was a Barr Lake State Park tour guide and Nature Center volunteer. A good fisherman and hunter, he taught his niece, nephew, and friends’ kids the country way of life. He kept small notebooks of his best punch lines, and said they’d be even funnier if he remembered the jokes that went with them.

He is survived by his brothers Russ Rogers and wife Eve of Aloha, Ore., and Jim Rogers of Centennial, Colo.; a nephew John Rogers; nieces Sarah and Margaret Rogers; his aunt Ginger of Denver, Colo., cousins and many friends.

The family thanks Bill’s wonderful neighbors who helped him in his last months, the many friends who visited him at home and at the VA, and for its caring medical staff.

Crown Hill Cemetery received his ashes. A memorial potluck will be held on Feb. 23 at Barr Lake State Park Nature Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barr Lake State Park Donation Account, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colo., 80603.

, age 63, of Brighton, Colo., died Jan. 22, 2007, from cancer at the VA Nursing Home in Denver, with family at his bedside.

He was born June 27, 1943, in Doylestown, Pa., to Will Alden Rogers and Margaret Elizabeth Allen. He grew up near Brighton, attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Bighton High School in 1961.

He served in the Navy, mostly in Japan. In 1970, he earned a BS in Crop Science at Colorado State University, but never really used that degree. Instead he lived his passions: trapping, hunting, and fishing. He never married, and lived outside Brighton, where he raised fancy poultry and sheep. He was a member of the Colorado Poultry Assocaition.

A lifetime member of both the NRA and the Colorado Trappers Association, he often manned the CTA booths at the National Western Stock Show. He was a regular at their yearly rendezvous, and attended black powder shoots and pow-wows. In 1986, the CTA named him Trapper of the Year. He was director for over 10 years. Bill taught the values of humane trapping, actual trapping techniques, and how to put up fur.

Crafting and selling wildlife jewelry and rattlesnake products kept him busy, as did hiring out to remove pest animals. He frequently contributed articles to outdoor and country living publications, including the Fence Post. His home-canned fruits and vegetables won ribbons at the Adams County Fair, and he served for about 10 years as a Fair judge.

For over 20 years, Bill was a Barr Lake State Park tour guide and Nature Center volunteer. A good fisherman and hunter, he taught his niece, nephew, and friends’ kids the country way of life. He kept small notebooks of his best punch lines, and said they’d be even funnier if he remembered the jokes that went with them.

He is survived by his brothers Russ Rogers and wife Eve of Aloha, Ore., and Jim Rogers of Centennial, Colo.; a nephew John Rogers; nieces Sarah and Margaret Rogers; his aunt Ginger of Denver, Colo., cousins and many friends.

The family thanks Bill’s wonderful neighbors who helped him in his last months, the many friends who visited him at home and at the VA, and for its caring medical staff.

Crown Hill Cemetery received his ashes. A memorial potluck will be held on Feb. 23 at Barr Lake State Park Nature Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barr Lake State Park Donation Account, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colo., 80603.


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