2540RE: [tr-m] In Memoriam - Rogina Jeffries - TRA Trustee & Website Founder
- Nov 30, 2012To Simonatl and All... I send my personel condolences to the family on the passing of Ms. Rogina Jefferies. May she rest and be in the peaceful arms of The Almighty.
Alfred Cota (aka: Rev. A. Edward Moch D.D.)
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From: SimonATL <simonatl@...>
Sent: November 28, 2012 11/28/12
Subject: [tr-m] In Memoriam - Rogina Jeffries - TRA Trustee & Website Founder
We got the sad news of the recent passing of Rogina Jeffries. She was a wonderful human being, wife, mother, Theodore Roosevelt Association Trustee, founder of the TRA Web site at http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org and one of the first contributors to this group. Obituary follows:
Rogina Louisa Jeffries
August 28, 1959 November 11, 2012
Rogina Louisa Jefferies was a member and trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association who saw the possibilities of using the Internet to tell the story of Theodore Roosevelt to a wider audience. She was the creator and webmaster of the TRA's first web site, www.theodoreroosevelt.org.
Rogina passed away on November 11, 2012 after a long illness. Rogina was devoted to her immediate family and numerous cousins and godchildren, in whose lives she made a real difference. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Benjamin Jeffries and their two wonderful children, Julia Preston Faulkner Jeffries, age 12, and Philip John Roosevelt Jeffries, age 10.
Rogina was born August 28, 1959 in New York City and grew up in upstate New York in Cobleskill and West Winfield. She was a 1977 graduate of Mount Markham High School, West Winfield, NY and a 1982 cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.
Rogina's technical career as a software engineer at Lincoln Laboratory (MIT) began in 1982 and lasted a little over a decade. She made lasting contributions to the work of the Lab.
After retiring from the laboratory, Rogina focused on extensive volunteer work not only ongoing support for the TRA websitem, but many other civic activities including:
Serving as Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects for over a decade,
As an active member of The Junior League of Boston and treasurer one year of Showhouse,
As a dedicated member of several yacht club race committees (Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA and the New York Yacht Club, NYC & Newport, RI, amongt others) including service as a volunteer on the Day Marina of the Atlanta 1996 Sailing Olympics which were staged in the waters off Savannah, GA,
As a volunteer with the Delta Society therapy dog program visiting nursing homes with her Standard Poodle dog "Cawley,"
As a member, and Chairman for several years, of the Garden Guild of The Church of the Advent on Beacon Hill,
As an enthusiastic member and The Beacon Hill Garden Club, from which she received several window box contest citations over the years (run annually in conjunction with the Beacon Hill Civic Association), for whom she served as Corresponding Secretary for many years and from whom she was awarded the Temple Bowl in 2010 (also known as the Beacon Hill Garden Club Bowl this award was established by Anna M. Temple in 1958 in recognition of valuable service to the Club and given in memory of Samuel and Ruth Temple),
As a member of the Ward Five Republican Committee from 1994 until her death,
Rogina was an active member of The Chilton Club in Boston, MA, and a non-resident member of both the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, FL and the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club in Tampa/Saint Petersburg, FL.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in thanksgiving for the life of Rogina Louisa Jeffries on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at The Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer Street, Boston.
Her family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to: Rogina L. Jeffries Fund, Kidney Cancer Association, Attention: Donna Yesner, Post Office Box 803338 #38269, Chicago, IL 60680-3338.
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