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Janet Evelyn Rogers

July 21, 1949 — May 20, 2024

Winter Park, Colorado

Having been diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma in February of this year, Janet Evelyn Rogers passed away peacefully at home on Monday May 20th, 2024.

Janet was born to George and Evelyn Rogers (now deceased) on July 21, 1949 in Washington DC.  She spent her youth in McLean, Virginia swimming competitively, reading voraciously and welcoming her younger siblings, George, David and Maggie, into the family.  Upon graduating from McLean High School in 1967, she attended William and Mary, met and married Ken Donaldson and moved to Longmont, Colorado.  Janet and Ken welcomed their son Glenn Donaldson into the world on March 29, 1977.  

Janet also continued what would become a thirty year long career with the National Bureau of Standards, now the National Institute of Standards.  In 1985, she earned a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, and followed that in 2000 with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics at the same university.

Janet and Ken divorced in 1990 and in 1992 she met her future husband Ned Wallace and her future daughters Liz and Jacque. Janet and Ned were married (after an inexplicably long courtship) on October 13, 2001.

Janet and Ned bought their first home in Winter Park in 1995 and used it as a family vacation destination.   In 2020, they became permanent residents.

Janet was active in the Grand County Wilderness Group and was particularly fond of cabin hosting at Monarch Lake.  She was an active parishioner at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church of Granby, and took great pleasure in her role coordinating the Cranmer Community Free Dinners sponsored by the parish and held at Cranmer Memorial Chapel in Winter Park.

She is survived by her husband Ned Wallace, her brothers George Rogers and David Rogers, her sister Maggie Rogers, her children Glenn Donaldson, Liz Nail and Jacque Wallace, and her granddaughter Charlie Jade Nail.

Janet’s memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday May 31st at the Cranmer Memorial Chapel, 75 High Country Drive, Winter Park, Colorado 80482.


In lieu of flowers, the family request that Janet’s memory be honored with donations to the Janet Rogers Cranmer Memorial fund. Donations can be made via check to St John the Baptist Episcopal Church with the memorial fund noted in the memo line.


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