Patricia Ann Bogar
January 5, 1937  -  July 19, 2017

Patricia Ann Bogar


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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, July 21, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Graveside Service
Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Patricia Ann Bogar exchanged her earthly body for a glorious, pain free heavenly body on July 19, 2017. Graveside service will be Saturday morning, July 22, at Elmwood Memorial Park at 10:00, and a memorial service of celebration led by the Rev. Felicia Hopkins will follow at 11:00 in the sanctuary of First Central Presbyterian Church. As the only child of Floyd Bogar and Ruth Galbraith Bogar, Patricia was born at Hendrick Hospital on January 5, 1937. Pat graduated from Abilene High School in 1955 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Education degree from McMurry University. She spent her teaching career working with fourth grade students at Jane Long Elementary School and retired in 1992. Patricia was a member of Kappa Delta Phi, Life member of Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Parent-Teacher Association, Abilene Retired Teachers Association, Texas Retired Teachers Association, and a life member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Her interests include travel, Taylor Jones Humane Society, Abilene High Eagles, TCU athletics, and cultural events in Abilene.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, aunts, and uncles, and several cousins.

She is survived by cousins Linda Schreiber and husband, Mark, of Austin; Liz Griffith of Abilene; Robert Andrews and wife, Verdell, of Ft. Worth; Rev. James Andrews and wife, Mary, of San Angelo; Maryana Harrell and husband, Don, of Austin; and Melissa Andrews of Austin. She is also survived by numerous friends including Marylan Bacon and many former students as well as special “children” Gracie and Kelsie.

Pat wrote a few days before her passing that she has enjoyed every part of her life and is grateful for what people have done for her through the years. Suggestions for remembrances include Taylor Jones Humane Society, West Texas Rehab Center, St. Paul United Methodist Church, and Meals on Wheels.

A special word of thanks goes to Hospice of the Big Country and Home Instead Senior Care. And those who prayed and supported us during the last few months.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.elmwoodfuneral.com

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  1. Dr. Melanie Robertson Duerkop
    Austin, AR

    Ms. Bogar was my 4th grade teacher at Jane Long. I loved her. Still do. She took in a very shy, quiet, and awkward 4th grade girl and made her feel not so awkward. She fed my love for reading by giving me books, still have all that she gave me, and letting me go be the "library helper" instead of forcing me to stay in groups that weren't appropriate for my abilities. She was kind, compassionate, and one of the reasons I'm an educator and someone who still has a place in my heart 40 years later. My thoughts and prayers are with those that are left behind to mourn her absence.

  2. Linda Pack
    Plano, TX

    I had the pleasure of knowing Pat for over 45 years. I enjoyed her intellect and her dry sense of humor. She did enjoy life and made everyone around her feel special. Marlyan Bacon and Pat spent many hours with my family. It was always a great visit. I will miss her and her smile.

  3. Greg Bruce
    Lubbock, TX

    Pat Bogars life mission was to educate children. She not only achieved this goal, she excelled. I am among the thousand of Jane Long Longhorns she instilled With the curiousity of learning.

    She was an incredible teacher, friend, mentor and person. My life is better because she was in it. Marylan, I will be thinking about you in the days ahead.

  4. Scott Senter
    Abilene, TX

    Miss Bogar was an amazing supporter and Friend of me for over 50, starting as my 4th grade teacher in 1967 at Jane Long.
    Her love through notes and hugs when we would meet up around town will always be treasured. She influenced over 1,000 kids in her career.
    My sympathy to the family & friends.
    Scott Senter

  5. Diane Rose
    Abilene, TX

    I know that this sweet lady is going to be missed. My prayer is that God will bring you comfort and peace.
    With love,
    Diane Rose

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