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Rosella M. Bogart 

August 30, 2012 by

Rosella M. Bogart, 68, of Springfield passed away at Sacred Heart, RiverBend from complications connected to her battle with uterine cancer.
Rosella was born Sept. 3, 1943 in Ontario, Canada to Frank and Bobbi Thompson. Frank, an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force immigrated with most of the family to Oregon in the mid 1940s, settling down in Springfield.
Rosella graduated from Springfield High School in 1961. After high school Rosella met her future husband Glen Bogart in 1962 while working at Alexander’s Department Store in Springfield. Rosella and Glen began their long loving life together in 1963 when they were married at the Springfield Christian Church in Springfield.
Rosella and Glen moved to Lakeview in 1972 and settled on The West Side to raise their family where they embraced a rural ranch and farm life style, managing to still focus on their department store, Ericksons from 1972 to 1987.
Rosella, a lover of animals – (dogs, cats and especially horses) – she would never turn away a stray. This need to care for was an attribute that she carried into all aspects of her life, always providing for those around her. Her open arms were a welcome sign to all her children, grandchildren and many friends.
Rosella, a life long learner, saw the inside of a classroom again later in life. After a move back to Springfield she first obtained her Associates in Graphic Design from Lane Community College, then her Bachelors in Business Management from Northwest Christian College.
In her second career Rosella spent nearly 20 years at Sacred Heart University District in Eugene and at RiverBend in Springfield. Rosella was always committed, working her way through the ranks of the hospital to become  supervisor of patient Registration/Admissions and the Aesthesia Clinic.
Rosella was a talented artist who enjoyed giving art to the world by painting, graphic design, sewing and as a master cake decorator.
Rosella now joins her son Richard Glen Bogart II.
Rosella Bogart was a beacon of true kindness, unselfishness and deep generosity. Her light, although burned out here, will live forever in all those that she touched.
She is survived by her husband Glen Bogart; children Glenda Davis of Tri-Cities, Wash., Gina Reay of Eugene, Geri Maria Evanson of Tri-Cities, Wash., Diane Tretcher of Lakeview, Rhonda Penaloza of Lakeview and Jerry Lee Bogart of Sisters; siblings Ila Myers, Harvey and Ralph Thompson of Oregon; grandchildren Kayla, Josh, Jason, Hunter, Hayden; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
A service to celebrate her wonderful life was held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at Sacred Heart RiverBend Chapel in Springfield.
Burial will be held at the Westside Cemetery and will be announced at a later date.
The family requests that donations be made in her name to The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, 220 West Monroe, Suite 2528, Chicago, ILL. 60606-4703 or at www.wcn.org or the Westside Cemetery, c/o Carla Albertson, 15188Westside Rd., Lakeview 97630.

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