Helen K. HOGAN
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NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Krause Hogan, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.
Born June 12, 1932, she was a graduate of Newport News High School and longtime resident of Newport News. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Fort Eustis Consignment Shop where she had many friends.
She was the best mother a daughter could want, teaching hers to be strong, independent and hard working.
Her family came first, but she was always ready to travel, going on trips to Europe and Hawaii with best friend Maggie Tucker of York County and on Caribbean cruises with her husband.
She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Linda Sue Hogan Haley, brother, James Ruskey of North Carolina and parents.
She will be lovingly missed by her husband of 63 years, William Randolph Hogan; daughters, Jean Hogan of Newport News, Elizabeth Hogan Beaver of Braselton, Ga., and husband Ed, and Kathy Hogan Van Mullekom of York County and husband, Ken; brothers, William Ruskey and wife, Jan of Newport News and Rudy and wife, Gloria Ruskey of Tennessee; and sister, Jeanette and husband, Merle Weeks of Michigan. She is also loved by six grandsons, Morgan Hanks and wife, Dawn of Newport News, Lance and Jon Ayers of Richmond, Philip Haley of Gloucester, Jeffrey Wells of Hampton and Brian Wells and fiancEe, Marcella of Charlotte, N.C.
The family thanks Dr. John Mattern of Virginia Oncology and Associates for his compassionate care throughout mom's illness.
The family will receive friends 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 210 Harpersville Road, Newport News. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.
Donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


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Published in Daily Press from May 12 to May 14, 2011.
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May 26, 2011
Dear Bill & Family,
Having known your family for over 55 years, please know that I too grieve for the loss of a Dear and Loving Friend. I will always cherish the time we spent together, the letters and phone calls, I will truly miss. Please except our Condolence, Prayers and Love.
Betty & Norman Carroll
May 16, 2011
We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cathy Blount
May 16, 2011
Jean, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Anne O'Meally
May 15, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I remember Aunt Pat's courage and contagious laughter as she enjoyed life.
Pamela (Tanner) Poole
May 15, 2011
My sincerest sympathy to all of you in your very sad loss. My thoughts and prayers are w/you. Our street (Everett)
feels the loss.
margaret-ann phillips
May 14, 2011
Dear Kathy and family, please accept my prayers in the loss of your mom. I can't imagine losing my mom and best friend, but take comfort in knowing there will be no more pain and suffering in her new home. Thinking of you in this difficult time.
Cheryl Burnham Nicholas
May 13, 2011
May you all have peace and comfort from your wonderful memories.
Kay Forrest
May 13, 2011
To Jean, Morgan, Dawn and family: Dennis and I want to express our condolences to all of you. Pat was a very special person in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Linda Anthony
May 13, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Betty & Norman Carroll Family
May 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.
Kate Lugo
May 12, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Christine Keller
May 12, 2011
To Jean Hogan and Her Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss of your Mother/Wife from our world. Know that She walks with God in Heaven and is watching over all of Her Loved One's here on Earth.God Bless You All... Keary.
Keary Fox
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