James “Jim” Eugene Rogers passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2022, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. Jim was born Nov. 23, 1945, to late parents Rex and Evelyn Rogers in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Jim grew up on Clear Lake in Sedro-Woolley, and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School.
Jim married his high school sweetheart, Diane Rogers, on June 29, 1968. They were married for 43 years until Diane passed away in 2012 after a long battle with leukemia.
Jim graduated from the University of Washington in 1968. He then attended and graduated from the University of Washington Medical School in 1972.
Jim and Diane settled in Federal Way, Washington, where he began his career as a pediatrician. They built a house on North Lake, where they had two sons, Rob and Bruce.
Jim lived a life full of adventure that always involved family and friends. Vacations with Diane and their sons were an integral part of his life that he never missed. Multiple trips every year to Mt. Baker at the Snowater resort and several trips to Hawaii, always with family and friends. He was an avid fly fisherman and always had amazing fishing trips with great friends.
Jim was a talented woodworker with a specific skill of making incredible bowls on the lathe that are still on display in almost every friend and family members’ houses. They were always playing pinocle, cribbage, tennis, skiing, hiking and much more. Jim had too many hobbies to list, but all of them were constantly involving all of the amazing friends that he and Diane had.
Jim transitioned from pediatrics into sports medicine halfway through his career. When they retired, Jim and Diane built a beautiful house on the Methow River in the same area where they honeymooned 43 loving years earlier. They made so many friendships with the amazing people in the Methow Valley, and their house and property was always a revolving door of lifelong friends and family. Diane preceded Jim in death on May 20, 2012.
Jim later met Agi Ottlyk who lived in nearby Winthrop. They fell in love and married in February of 2013. Jim and Agi lived a great life filled with adventure at the house on the Methow River, constantly surrounded by friends and family. Agi is a retired flight attendant, and the two of them loved to travel, flying all over the country and world living a life full of amazing experiences. Agi was by Jim’s side the entire time as he made his way into heaven.
Jim is survived by his wife, Agi, two sons Rob Rogers and Bruce Rogers, brother Virgil Rogers, and five grandchildren.
Graveside ceremony will be held at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Twisp on Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at the Twisp River Suites.