Obituary for Bogarosh

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday July 01, 2001

Novella Brown McGlothlin Bogarosh, 86, died June 17, 2001, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She died from a stroke. Mrs. Bogarosh, a native of Allisonia, spent her childhood on a farm in the New River Valley near Wytheville, Virginia. She graduated from Radford University with a teaching degree and worked in the late '30's and '40's as a teacher, principal, and administrator. In 1947, she married and later moved to Richmond, Virginia, where her husband taught at the Medical College of Virginia. Pursuant to her husband's work as a commissioned officer and pharmacologist with the US Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Indian Health, Mrs. Bogarosh established homes in Albuquerque, as well as Aberdeen, South Dakota; Norman, Oklahoma; and the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. Her hobbies included creative writing and financial planning and investment. She won several awards as a poet. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Navy Captain Peter Leonard Bogarosh, Ph.D of Albuquerque; a son, Christopher Leonard Bogarosh, M.D., of Spokane, Washington; a daughter, Barbara A. BogaRosh, J.D., of Alexandria, Virginia; and four grandchildren.

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