Bernice E. Wogan, age 87, of Emory, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Winnsboro, TX.
Bernice was born on November 3, 1927, in Palmer Twp, Roxbury, Washington County, Ohio to John and Hulda Ann Smith Work. During her working career she worked as a meat wrapper in the grocery industry. Her first career was a nurses aid when she graduated from high school. Mrs. Wogan said that all the patients asked for her, which always made her smile and warmed her heart, knowing she was kind, gentle and did a good job taking care of her patients, and she took great pride in that.
She loved to knit, crochet and to read, garden and loved plants and flowers. She provided her family with food from her garden for many years along with selling cream and eggs from the family farm.
Mrs. Wogan was a woman with integrity, honor, wisdom and fortitude. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters: Joyce Roberta Walton, and husband, Travis Earl Childress, Jr. of Emory and Wanda Kaye Blomberg of Emory & Ventura, CA; grandsons: Edward Wade Walton of Arvada, CO and Roger Anthony Tighe, and wife, Mary, of League City, TX; great-granddaughters: Ella Lynne Walton, Sophia Irene Tighe; great-grandsons: Brendan Anthony Tighe and Holden Matthew Tighe; step-grandson: Travis Earl Childress III; step-granddaughter: Sunshyne Pothier, and husband, Robert; step-great-granddaughters: Victoria Tracy and Loreli Pothier; step-great-grandsons: Travis Earl Childress IV and Carter Pothier; numerous other loving family and friends.
Preceded in death by parents; 1 daughter: Mary Jeanette Tighe and son-in-law: John Anthony Tighe; brothers: Denver Work, Raymond Work, Clayton Work, Harry Work; sisters: Ruth Antill, Flossie Smith; son-in-law: Edward Lee Walton; divorced spouse: Joy Wendell Wogan; numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice, PO Box 544, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456-0544; The American Heart Association, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice in Mrs. Bernice Eileen Wogan's name.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mt. Lindo, Morrison, CO. No service is scheduled at this time.
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