AUGUSTA, Ga. - Elaine Bogan Law, 83, passed away Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. The daughter of John and Eva, she was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1932. She was one of five children, and was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ivan and Simon, and sister Zenia. She is survived by her sister Evelyn Bogan of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor degree in Education, and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. She began her professional career as an elementary school teacher in New York State and later worked in Central Florida for the Department of Family and Children's services. After completing her graduate studies, she worked with Northeast Georgia Regional Mental Health Center. She continued her career, retiring after 19 years of service, as a supervisory medical social worker with the Veterans Administration in Augusta. Filled with compassion, she dedicated much of her time to volunteer work and philanthropy. An avid lifelong learner, she was a certified Master Gardener, an award winning quilter, expert seamstress, a bridge enthusiast and yoga practitioner. Her greatest love, however, was for her family. Married in 1953, Mrs. Law is survived by her cherished husband of 62 years, Dr. Donald Royal Law, of Augusta; three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Joyce Law of Augusta, GA, Gary and Terri Law of Appling, GA, and Don and Peggy Law of Athens, GA; and ten grandchildren, Brandi Ansley, William Alastair Courtland-Law, Armand and wife Kaylee Law, Gary-John Law, Mary Law, Daniel Law, Paul Law and wife Jessie Law, Sarah Law, Abby Law, and Donald Law; and four great-grandchildren; also to her lasting memory an endless stream of devoted friends. A Memorial Service for Mrs. Law will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, to be conducted by the Reverend Gaye W. Ortiz. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UUCA gift of honor program, 3501 Walton Way Extension.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Aug. 16 to Aug. 20, 2015