Posted: Friday, July 06, 2001

Dr. William Charles Rogers

Optometrist William "Chuck" Rogers, 46, died July 1, 2001, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

Born Feb. 11, 1955, in Taft, Texas, Rogers moved at an early age to The Dalles, Ore., with his family. He attended schools in The Dalles and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1973. Following high school, he attended Portland State University and the University of Oregon before his graduate studies at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. Upon graduating from Pacific with his doctorate in optometry, Rogers came to Alaska to establish his practice.

He practiced in association with Vista Optical throughout his career in Ketchikan, Juneau and Anchorage. Rogers was regarded by his patients and colleagues as an outstanding provider in the field of family vision care.

His interests included spending time with his friends, fishing, hiking and watching University of Oregon football and NASCAR racing.

Rogers was preceded in death by his parents Bishop W. Rogers and Mildred B. Montgomery.

He is survived by his daughter Meghann of Oregon, brother and sister-in-law Ted and Donna of Oregon, brother Ron of Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. July 7 at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 8100 Arctic Blvd., in Anchorage. Family and close friends invite all those who knew Rogers to attend a celebration of his life.

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