Katherine Evelyn Elliott Hoglan
Katherine Evelyn Elliott Hoglan went to her heavenly home on October 15, 2020. She was born January 22, 1933 in Glenmora, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Landis and Leola Elliott of Glenmora, Louisiana and by her loving husband of 61 years, Brigadier General Curtis F. Hoglan of Pitkin, Louisiana. Katherine is survived by her loving and devoted brother Harold "Happy" Elliott, her loving two children, Sonja Hoglan Duggar and husband, Kevin and son Steve Hoglan and wife, Janet; grandchildren Jennifer Duggar Dougherty and husband Michael, Julie Duggar, Edward Parrish and Alexis Parrish Williams and husband, Brad; great-grandchildren Isabelle and Luke Dougherty.
Katherine grew up in Glenmora and graduated Valedictorian from Glenmora High School in 1951. She received her BS in Education in 1954 from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She was president of her Sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. Katherine and Curtis were married in 1954, as Curtis was commissioned as a 2LT in the Army thus their military life began. Katherine's life revolved around her husband's Army career for 30 years as they had assignments throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Germany. She taught Middle School Home Economic classes for a few years, but cheerfully shared her talents doing volunteer work through their Army assignments with Girl Scouts, Red Cross, Financial Counseling and Officers Wives Club. She had lived in 28 homes all over the world and found decorating each a joy! After retirement from the Army life she had a dream come true in Florence SC-manager of Warrens Fashion Fabric Store. She was a talented seamstress and truly loved working with so many customers who loved to sew and design their own clothes as she did.
In 1995 Katherine and Curtis moved to Niceville, FL and built their dream retirement home in Bluewater Bay. They traveled throughout the world visiting many countries and friends. Katherine was active for many years with Bluewater Baptist Church, playing tennis, Bridge and Bunco. She loved having pets all her life and her loving kitty, Sugar, is now living in Georgia with Sonja and Kevin. Katherine loved cooking, traveling, decorating her homes, sewing for herself and daughter and granddaughters and their Barbie dolls! She loved working in her yard filled with the Pride of Mobile Azaleas. She looked forward to being with her dear friends almost every day at "The Picnic Table" on Glenlake Circle. She adored her time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, Mommie, Katherine and KayKay. She has always been known for being kind, gracious and sincere. She will be remembered for her love of family and her little church. She loved life and it showed everyday with her smile and faith. She leaves us with such happy memories.
The family has made private Remembrance Celebration arrangements at her request, she will be buried at Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin, LA at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Bluewater Community Baptist Church, PO Box 5189, Niceville, FL 32578.
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