Love of Christ the Lord and her close-knit family were central in the life of Shirlee Hogenson, who departed at home in Burlington, Washington, on Sunday, February 10th, 2013.
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Shirlee was loved by many, reflecting the personal warmth and selflessness they always felt when in her presence.
Shirlee was born in Tacoma, Washington on April 3rd, 1923. She graduated as Salutatorian of her class at Centralia High School. She went on to Centralia Junior College, the University of Washington Seattle, and New York University at Stonybrook, Long Island, New York.
In 1947 at a Pi Phi Sorority/Sigma Chi Fraternity exchange, Shirlee met Galen Hogenson.
Shortly after, on October 4th, 1947, Shirlee and Galen were married at Christ's Episcopal Church in Tacoma. They were blessed with 65+ years of a rewarding and beautiful life together with their family.
Shirlee and Galen were parents to daughter Gretchen, currently married to Jud Hartmann and residing in Sedgwick, Maine, and of three sons and their wives; Peter & Theresa, Samuel & Julie and Andrew & Stephanie, who all reside with their children in the Seattle/Bellevue area.
The Hogenson family wishes to extend special thanks to the Hospice of the Northwest and the Visiting Angels for their very needed assistance and support.
Gilbertson Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Stanwood
27001 88th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Feb. 12, 2013