Date: 11/10/20 5:27 pm From: Arthur Bezuidenhout <odzibez...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
I echo what everyone has said about Roger. A really good man. The few
times our paths crossed were memorable to me. The first being at the crux
of summiting Mt Wilson. He made sure that I got up the crux and down
Condolences to Brenda and all family!
On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 9:55 AM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
> Colorado has lost a great one, as Roger Linfield yesterday lost an
> eight-month battle to cancer. He rose to the top (literally and
> figuratively) in many fields. Birders and Peak-baggers know him as the
> seventh person in the Fourteener/400 Club, reached after he climbed all of
> the 14,000’ peaks and saw 400 birds in Colorado. His name sits at the top
> of listers for such varied counties as Phillips and Clear Creek. Prior to
> peak-bagging, he was one of the nation’s top rock climbers, and he was a
> valued leader for the Colorado Mountain Club. After all of those exploits,
> Roger became interested kayaking. Many of these activities were shared with
> his wife, Brenda, who was a key board member of Colorado Field
> Ornithologists and joined Roger in the Fourteener/400 Club. For NASA’s
> Joint Propulsion Laboratory, then later at Ball Aerospace that brought him
> to Colorado, he was Dr. Roger Linfield, a celebrated astronomer. Roger led
> many of us on a remarkable trail of accomplishment, togetherness, and
> inspiration. I cherish the times we spent together, and I value what he
> taught me. He will be missed greatly—by many.
> Larry Modesitt
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