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Jean Hogan Obituary
Jean Hogan

Jean was born on Oct. 6, 1926 to Tom and Mary Gertrude Welch in Sparta Wisconsin. Jean lived with her 3 sisters Jane, Betty, and Peggy, and her brother Pat on the family homestead farm her Irish ancestors established. She had a happy childhood on the farm, surrounded by ponies, pets, and family. Her close brother was killed in WWII as a B-17 gunner. In college Jean met Jerry Hogan, a handsome Irishman, and decorated B-17 gunner. They married in 1949 and taught high school in a small Wisconsin town. In 1952, they came to Seattle where Jerry worked on the B-52, and established a career at Boeing. Jean had Peggy, Colleen, Marie, Michael, Patrick, & Casey in 8 years. The Hogans were a founding family of St Philomena Church in Des Moines, and were active in church and community affairs. Jean established lifelong friendships within the parish. Jean got a nursing degree in the 1970's and enjoyed nursing. For 20 years Jean and Jerry lived at Huntington Park in Des Moines. Jerry passed away in 2010, and Jean passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 2, 2014.

Funeral Mass Friday May 9, 11am at St Philomena Catholic Church, Des Moines, Wa, Burial same day 2pm at Mt Tahoma Cemetery. Sign Jean's on line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from May 5 to May 8, 2014
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