Lives Lived: Bertha Hogan | TheUnion.com

Lives Lived: Bertha Hogan

Bertha “Bernie” Hogan died Oct. 25 in Grass Valley. She was 87.

A visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 31, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Sierra Memorial Lawn in Nevada City with a reception to follow.

She was born March 11 1922, in Phillipsburg, Kans., to Olly Walker Baker and Ida Bell Stevens. She graduated high school and become a dental assistant.

She married Kenneth L. Hogan on July 12, 1940, in San Francisco.

During World War II, she worked in the Denver Arsenal, where she inspected .50-caliber machine gun belts. After the war, she worked as a dental assistant in San Jose.

Mrs. Hogan enjoyed her garden and casually entertaining her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth R. (Nancy) Hogan of Tacoma, Wash., and Ronald E. (Carlene) Hogan of St. Helena; grandchildren, Jeffery S. Hogan of Florida, Michael E. Hogan of Seattle, Hiedi L. Vale of Palo Alto, and Pamela R. Allen of Underhill, Vt.; brothers, Joseph (Don) (Lietha) Baker of Grass Valley, and Lowell (Rosemary) Baker of Denver; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband Kenneth L. Hogan in 2001.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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