Anne Rogers

May 19th, 1949February 6th, 2015

Anne Rogers (nee Phyllis Anne Schlaile) passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015.  She was born in Boulder, Co. in 1949 to Fred and Phyllis Schlaile.  She lived all of her life in the Boulder area.  She graduated from Boulder High School and summa cum laude from Regis University with a degree in marketing.

She had career as a business woman, working as a client manager with Alpine Design and then Neodata Corp.   She was also the owner of Fashion At Large, a women’s clothing store in Boulder.  During that period she volunteered as a victim’s advocate in Boulder County and was involved in supporting families during the Oklahoma City bombing trial.

Through her work as a victim’s advocate she found her passion and true calling in restorative justice.  She became a recognized leader and expert in the field not only throughout the state of Colorado but nationally as well.  Over the years she helped found the Colorado Forum of Restorative Community Justice, and also worked for the Colorado Department of Justice, Jefferson County Probation, and Boulder County Probation. She also owned a consulting business call Restorative Solutions.  Through her work she advised and trained sheriff departments, school districts, probation departments and penal institutions and led countless circles looking for restorative justice solutions to conflicts.  This year she was honored as a pioneer and community advocate for restorative justice practices by the Longmont Community Justice Program.

Raised in the faith community of First Baptist Church of Boulder, she volunteered there during her early adult years.  In the last several years she found a faith home at Columbine Spiritual Center.  For several years she was the youth education director there.

In addition to her active professional life, Anne was a loving mother, caring daughter and nurturing sister.  She is survived by her two sons: Jeffrey R. Rogers of Lafayette and Nathan C. Rogers of Louisville.  In addition she is survived by her sister Carol Kastning and husband Bill of Crested Butte, Co. and her brother Barry Schlaile and husband David Donovan of New Orleans, La. and Dayton, Oh. She was also the loved aunt to 14 nieces and nephews and several grand nieces and nephews.

Anne had an overly generous spirit; constantly giving of her time, talents and physical gifts. She greeted one with hugs and infused her work and life with empathy and common sense.  In the spirit of her generosity and commitment the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to Columbine Unity, 8900 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO 80303 ear marked “Anne Rogers Youth Scholarship Fund” or CRJP (Community Restorative Justice Partnership), 4439 Nicklaus Ct., Longmont, CO. 80503.

 

 

 

Services

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 13th at 11:00 am at Columbine Spiritual Center, 8900 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO. 80303

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