Velma ‘Lucene’ Bogue
Velma “Lucene” Bogue, 70, formerly of Kellogg, Iowa, passed away on Sunday March 3, 2013, surrounded by her family and friends at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd, Minn.
Lucene was born Dec. 28, 1942 in Moulton, Iowa, to Samuel and Velma Morrow Leach. Lucene was the youngest of three children. She was united in marriage to Jerry Bogue on Dec. 17, 1960. The couple lived in Kellogg, Iowa, where they raised their two children. Following a brain aneurism at the age of 47, Lucene spent 20 years at Friendship Manor Care Centre in Grinnell, Iowa, prior to moving to Bethany Good Samaritan in Minnesota where she spent the last 18 months of her life playing bingo, Yahtzee, bowling, attending family celebrations and outings, boating, going to the casino, listening to Elvis and attending church services. She was recently nominated and crowned Queen Valentine at Bethany.
Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Tina (Michael) Jay of Brainerd, Minn., and Angie (Todd) VanWyk of Lynnville, Iowa; her grandchildren, Jason (Marie), Cory (Kari Albright), Shaylea (Ryan Obeidzinski), Sarah (Josh Oehrlein) Amanda, Tyler, Ali, Caitlyn Jay and Kourtney VanWyk (Justin Morris) of Grinnell, Iowa; her seven great-grandchildren, Trenton, Jenna, Jaden, Jordan, Tori, Ava and Macy; and her favorite “furbaby,” Boomer.
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