Christyl Ann Boger
Bloomington - Christy was a talented artist, receiving early awards while at Okemos High School. She studied art at Michigan State University. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Miami University and took her MFA at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, moving quickly to summer resident artist and instructor attheArchie Bray Foundation in Montana in 2000. She was an Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellow at the Clay Studioin 2001, the same year shebegan her career at IndianaUniversity as a visiting artist,and was chosen as a 2003 NCECA Emerging Artist. Chris was visiting artist and then instructor attheOxbow School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chris also accepted an invitation to be aSummer Artist in Residence at the International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark, in 2007. Her work was chosen for the 2009Staged Storiesshow at the Renwick Craft Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution. Images of her work were often used as representative of the entire field of ceramics and were displayed on banners outside venues such as theSculpture Objects and Functional Artconference held in Chicago and New York.
Mourning her loss are her husband, John Burgoon, of Bloomington and her stepchildren, Amanda Burgoon-Skelton of Santa Clara, CA, and Katrina Burgoon, Eli Burgoon, and Sara Pfister, all of Bloomington, her mother, Marilyn Boger of Haslett, father Robert and stepmother Carolyn Boger of East Lansing, her 3 sisters, stepbrother and stepsister, and their families: Cherie and Alan Baskins, children Michael and Kelsey of Novi; Paula and Eliot Payson, children Lindsey, Tyler, and Sarah of Bow Mar, CO; Laurel and Rob Houghton of Chicago; stepbrother Christopher and Lisa Boyd, children Karyna and Alec of Rockford; and stepsister Catherine and David Goldhaber, children Joshua and Eliza of Chicago.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 24, from 1 PM to 3 PM at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd 37, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Chris Boger was deeply dedicated to her students. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Christyl Boger Memorial Award in Ceramics,Indiana University Foundation, PO Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6460.
Published by Lansing State Journal on Jun. 23, 2018.