Mildred Irene Hogge Wagaman
Mildred Irene Wagaman passed away Nov. 12, 2008, after a long, active and loving life with her family.
She was born Oct. 11, 1916, to David Thomas and Susan America Hogge in Happy, Texas. Her family moved to Colorado and Mildred graduated from Rifle Union High School in 1934, where she was active in vocal music and basketball. Mildred graduated from Blair Business College in Colorado Springs, and went on to attend Mesa College.
Mildred was an executive secretary for Robinson Grain Company in Colorado Springs, Harris Auto Company, and Minerals Engineering in Grand Junction. She also worked in the Mesa County Clerk’s Office.
Mildred married Dick Wagaman Jan. 15, 1939. Mildred became a full-time homemaker when the family moved to Glenwood Springs in 1955. She enjoyed watching school athletics and activities and never missed a game, nor a concert.
She became an active participant and president of Desert Vista Garden Club; president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, Beta Sigma Chapter; president of the Elks Ladies Club, member of the Elks Auxiliary Ladies Club, and a life member of A.E.S Sunshine Chapter # 53. Mildred was active in the First Congregational Church in Grand Junction and the First Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.
Her hobbies included gardening, golf, bridge, ballroom dancing, traveling, watching sports and reading. No one was a more devoted grandmother.
Mildred and Dick moved to Loveland to be near their daughter’s family in 2002.
Mildred was a strong, confident woman and always met any challenge with a positive attitude.
She is survived by son Dick (Sandra) Wagaman of Charlottesville, Va.; daughter Linda (Bob) Cates of Fort Collins; granddaughters Kelli Brooks, and Jennifer (Steve) Harris; great-granddaughters Elizabeth and Anna Harris; brother-in-law Ray Wagaman; sister-in-law Mae Uhlemann; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years; brothers Walter, Robert and David Hogge; and sister Bernice Collier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.19, at the First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover Street in Fort Collins.
Please visit http://www.allnutt.com to view Mildred’s online obituary, sign the family guestbook and send condolences.
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