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In Memoriam – Ruth Rogers

Dear Members,

It is with sadness that we tell you that Ruthie Rogers passed away last month. Ruthie was a long-time member of CWAJ. This year she was an active member of the Scholarship Committee, the Reading Group and the Task Force. Committee members remember that she was very insightful and proactive in discussions. Her presence will be greatly missed by many.  

Ruthie came to live and work in Japan 2004, at the age of 53. Like a lot of people, she was only going to stay for one year but found that Japan was a good place to jump start her second career – teaching – and she made her home here. Traveling was always a passion of hers and she fell in love with Japanese arts & culture – Noh, Kabuki, Ikebana and, especially, Haiku. She was a woman of faith and writing Haiku was an expression of her gratitude for life’s journey. In addition to CWAJ, Ruthie was active in WOCON, WELL and her church.

We are unaware of the exact details of her passing. A relative in the U.S. has been contacted.  

CWAJ will remember Ruthie as an engaged member with a positive outlook on life and as a partner of those committed to making the world a better place to live.   

May she rest in peace with her Lord.