Anne Louise Overgard Brogdon

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Anne Louise Overgard Brogdon

Anne Louise Overgard Brogdon went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 5, 2013 in Lecanto, FL, two days before her 92nd birthday.

Anne was born in Staten Island, NY on January 7, 1921. She was the first of five children born to Christian Overgard, who immigrated to the U.S. from Denmark, and Liv Dahl Overgard, who immigrated from Norway. She graduated from Frenchtown High School in Frenchtown, NJ, and attended Eastern Bible Institute (now known as Valley Forge Christian College) in Green Lane, PA.

Anne had a very strong work ethic and held many varied and interesting jobs in her lifetime including driving an ambulance through the street of New York City, a nurses' aide, and caring for children in an orphanage. She was also a secretary for McGraw-Hill, the Professional Golf Association (PGA) and most recently for the IS Department of the DuPont Company, from which she retired in 1986.

Anne was an expert Scrabble player, playing many tournaments in the U.S. and Canada. Anne also enjoyed other games, jigsaw puzzles, reading and was a self-taught pianist. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Mostly, she will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and sister.

A lifelong Christian, she was most recently a member of First Baptist Church in Sebring, FL, where she happily lived for many years after her retirement.

Anne is predeceased by her parents, Christian and Liv Overgard, her sister May Satterthwaite, her sister Carolyn Thompson, her son-in-law Ronald Wolf, and her former husband James H. Brigdon.

Anne is survived by her son, James E. Brogdon of Dover, DE and his wife Donna, and her daughters, Kirsten and Candice, and grandchildren, Taylor, Sierra, Pajauh, Kaitlyn, Anthony, Kaiya and Justin; and her daughter, Sheryl A. Rogerson, and her husband, Paul of Newark, DE and their children: Kelly Knight and her husband Matthew, Christine Wolf, Joshua Wolf and Laura Rogerson; and by her great grandchildren: Ashton, Layla and Jamison Knight, and Ryan Wolf. She is also survived by her sister, Elsa Popjoy and her husband Edward of Lecanto, FL, and her brother, Herbert Overgard and his wife Dorothy of Lecanto, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702 at 10am followed by a service in celebration of Anne's life at 11am. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn. For directions and to express an online condolence, visit

Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home


Published in The News Journal on Jan. 10, 2013