Carol Ann Rogers, an Admissions office staff member from 2005-2009, died on November 28, 2018, in Topsham, Maine.
(The following was published in the Times Record on December 3, 2018):
Carol Ann Rogers, age 54, of Adams Landing Road, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, following a short battle with cholangiocarcinoma. She was born in the Bavarian city of Augsburg, Germany, on March 20, 1964, to Ingrid and SFC John J. Lewis, USA/Ret.
She graduated from General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany in 1981 and later earned an associate’s degree from the University of Maryland–University College in 2004.
Carol served in the US Navy on board the USS SHENANDOAH from 1987-90 where she met Robert whom she married on December 20, 1990. Carol was honorably discharged in 1990 as a Photographers Mate Third Class Petty Officer.
Her post-service career was highlighted by her work in the Executive and International Medicine Department at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and as the executive assistant at US Naval Hospital Keflavik, Iceland earning her the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. In 2005, Carol and Robert transferred to NAS Brunswick.
Upon arriving in Maine, she worked in the Bowdoin College admissions office from 2005-09. She then began working at the Maine VA Medical Center as a health systems specialist and administrative assistant directly supporting the center director. Carol excelled in organization and attention to detail. She has been an inspiration to her colleagues and supervisors. She is remembered for her contagious work ethic and her willingness to go above and beyond; leaving a legacy of positive change wherever she has worked.
Carol loved spending time with Robert, daughters Lisa and Sara, and dogs Zoe and Stella. Though “from away,” Carol felt at home in Maine. She enjoyed watching her girls compete on the Mt. Ararat athletic fields and grow into productive, independent women. Carol and Robert enjoyed many memorable meals at their favorite restaurants and taking Stella for beer at the Flight Deck Brewery. A gracious host, she enjoyed mixing specialty cocktails and cooking for friends and family.
Surviving are husband Robert O. Rogers, USN/Ret, of Topsham, daughters Lisa M. Rogers, M.Ed., and her fiancé William W. Greenwood, Ph.D., of Sunnyvale, Ca., 1LT Sara A. Dunn, USA, and her husband CPT Dale M. Dunn, USA, of Fort Lewis, Wa., mother Ingrid Lewis of Ockenheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, brother John Lewis of Germany, and sister Manuela Baratto, and her husband Carlo Baratto of Curino, Piedmont, Italy, cousins Mary Ann Delguidice of Warwick, RI, and Kathy Phelan of Dudley, Ma., and her beloved puppy Stella of Topsham, Maine.