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Born Sept. 16, 1952, in Watertown, South Dakota, I was blessed by good parents and clear memories of all four grandparents. I dearly loved all my aunts and uncles. Ruby Phillips was my wonderful godmother, Joseph Fisher my beautiful godson.
I graduated high school in 1970 in Florence, South Dakota. I completed my studies to become a nurse and followed that path, but my whole world was my children and grandchildren.
I say goodbye to Mom, Genevieve Hogstad, who has always been my best friend, and to my three children who were always my greatest loves - Brett, my oldest son "the voice of reason"; Jeremy who is to me to this day "Baby Jeremy"; and to my baby girl Jennie for whom I waited for 37 years, my princess, "a string you can't see attaches my heart to yours". I leave my beautiful, talented grandchildren - Zackry, Gabriel, Griffin, Aidan, Natalee and Brantlee.
I am also survived by: my brothers, Pete Hogstad and his wife Lesley, and Tony Hogstad and his wife Tonya; my daughters-in-law Angie Jenkins and Lori Jenkins; my son-in-law Adam Evans; nieces and nephews - Crissa and her husband Brett Goodman, Kyle, Carson, Sasha and Chance Hogstad, Madison Lawson; my godmother Ruby; my "extra daughter" Michelle Williams and her family; dear friends and mentors Georgie Miller, Bonnie Sherril, and Sheryl McDonald.
I was preceded in death by my father Reuben Hogstad, my grandparents, Jennie and Alfred Hogstad and Jessie and John Sutherland, and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
I left this life Nov. 20, 2016. I will be remembered by my family and friends at a memorial service at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Waurika Church of Christ with Noel Curington officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be my beloved cousins - Randy, Danny, Lynda, Laurie, Lane, Joe and Renee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 25, 2016
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