Letter: Haven Walter Jorgensen | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Letter: Haven Walter Jorgensen

A Celebration of Life will take place at Echo Summit in July for Haven Walter Jorgensen, who died Oct. 31, 2000, at a care center in Placerville, Calif. He was 87.

Mr. Jorgensen was born July 25, 1912, at Oakland, Calif. He owned and operated Echo Lakes Resort between 1946 to 1968 and retained active involvement in the business until 1974. He is an authentic local legend, a man who could remember when the Lake Tahoe area was a wilderness. He was in the printing business when he was younger and spent all his free time in the mountains. He finally decided to quit his job and move to the mountains for good. He was an active member of the Sierra Club for many years. Another little known fact about Mr. Jorgensen is that he was a master chess player.

Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Jorgensen of Placerville; sons, John Jorgensen and Craig Jorgensen, both of South Lake Tahoe; daughters, Carol Starkey of Windsor, Calif., Jean Ross of Carmichael, Calif., and Colleen Jorgensen of Sacramento, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Foothill Cremation and Burial Services, Placerville, Calif.

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