A memorial service and a celebration of life for Bernice Hamilton Ogden of River Edge, N.J., were conducted Monday, May 24, at Chapel of the Angels in Grass Valley. The service was officiated by Deacon Anne Nielson of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. A memorial celebration will take place Tuesday at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Paramus, N.J.
Mrs. Ogden died Monday, May 24, in Grass Valley. She was 88.
She was born July 31, 1915, in Argentine, Pa., to John and Daisy Pearl Hamilton. She was raised in Grover City, Pa., and had been a resident of River Edge, N.J., for 46 years. She married Donald Thomas Ogden on Dec. 27, 1950, in Teaneck, N.J. She graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with an A.B. and from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio with an M.S. She worked as a librarian at the Toledo, Ohio, Public Library before becoming the librarian of the Roosevelt School in River Edge, N.J. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the Audubon Society and the New Jersey Education Association. She enjoyed baseball, bird watching, reading, traveling and quiz shows.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law John Hamilton and Mary Lynne Ogden of Ramsey, N.J., and Thomas Moore and Leea Ogden of Nevada City; grandchildren Amy Elizabeth Ogden of Mahwah, N.J., Christopher Michael Ogden of U.S. Air Force Space Command Security Forces in Cheyenne, Wyo., Jerusha Montroy Ogden of Pasadena and Andrew David Ogden of Ramsey, N.J. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thomas Ogden, and sister, Anna Belle Hamilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, or the Nature Conservancy. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.
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