Courtney Rogers, 37, of Englewood, Colorado, formerly of
Topsfield, passed away on April 2, 2014 at the University of
Colorado Hospital. While she struggled with her health in her
last year, at no point did she give up the smile, wit, sass, and
grace that were her trademarks throughout her life.
Born in Danvers, she was the beloved daughter of Beth Rogers of
Topsfield and David Rogers of Westwood. Courtney was raised in
Topsfield and was a 1995 graduate of Masconomet Regional High
She was a star tennis player at Masco and at Bass River Tennis
Club, and had the opportunity to play summer tennis in Sweden
and England. Before those summers, she’d spend time laughing,
swimming, and playing four-square or mix tapes at Sandy Island
in Lake Winnipesaukee.
Courtney went on to receive both her BA and her MBA from Union
College in Schenectady, NY. She was employed as a consultant
for KPMG in New York City before moving to Denver to work in
Kaiser Permanente’s Strategic Planning group. She was a
finisher in the 2001 Honolulu Marathon, and completed several
half-marathons and 200-mile team relay races.
Courtney found joy and laughter with her friends, her dogs,
driving a convertible, enjoying the Colorado sunshine, cooking,
decorating and buying shoes. Her outgoing personality, charm,
and brilliant smile touched friends and strangers alike.
Courtney’s house was open to friends for fun or for solace, and
was always full during the holidays.
addition to her parents, she is survived by her brothers David
“Jeb” Rogers of Topsfield and Brett Rogers, his wife Julie and
their daughters, Grayson, 7 and Caroline, 5, all of Atlanta,
Georgia. They all loved her very much, are grateful for the
time they had with her, and will think of her every day and they
will smile when they do.
honor her memory, please consider being an organ donor so that
others need not suffer as she did.
There will be a gathering to celebrate her life at the Ipswich
Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich on Saturday, May 10 from
2:00 to 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
The Boston Youth Sanctuary (www.bostonyouthsanctuary.org),
or the charity of your choice.