Johanna Wilhelmina Ogle, known by family and friends as Minnie, passed away on June 1. Johanna was 96 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ryndert and Augusta Schouten; sister, Lida Graybill and brothers, Arend and Riendert Schouten.
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Johanna grew up in Las Vegas, NV and moved to Los Alamos in 1944 with her husband William E. Ogle who worked on the Manhattan project. In 1963, they moved to the Pojoaque Valley where they built their home. She had great love, advice and play for the many children in her life. She hosted many marvelous parties and dinners. Johanna was the consummate matriarch who devoted her life to her family and friends. She enjoyed playing bridge, crocheting and silversmithing. She was loved and respected for her wisdom and humor. She will be greatly missed.
Minnie is survived by her sister, Louisa Stavert; brother, Albert Schouten (Marilyn); five children, William Ogle (Mary) of Jaconita; James Ogle (Teresa) of Albuquerque, Jean Yabroff (Steve) of Woodinville, Wash.; Mark Ogle (Renea) Wasilla, Ark. and Mona Valencia (John) of El Rancho; ten grandchildren;17 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. A special thank you to caregivers, Clara, Rebecca and Cleo.
A memorial service will be held on June 7 at 4 p.m. in the Sangre de Cristo Chapel of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Purple Heart Foundation,
, or Hospice. The family of Johanna Wilhelmina has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477.
DeVargas Funeral Home
623 N. Railroad Ave.
Espanola, NM 87532
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on June 5, 2014