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Roger Wolfertz ( Cave Junction 1948 )

posted: Oct 28, 2013

Roger Wolfertz (Cave Junction '48)
Roger died on September 28, 2013. He jumped for two seasons after a summer in a blister rust program in Idaho. After graduation from the University of Denver in 1951, Roger enlisted in the US Air Force and served in England as a Russian language specialist.

After discharge from the USAF in London, Roger married a Danish nurse, whom he had met on a train in Holland. Together they spent the next six months in Innsbruck, Austria attending university, hiking and skiing. With three friends, Roger sailed a 42' sailboat from England to Miami in 1956. Settling down in Sacramento, Roger spent 40 years as a lawyer for the California Department of Education.

During that time he and his wife raised their daughter and traveled to over 100 countries, including high altitude trekking in Nepal and Kyrgyzstan.