June 19, 2012

Elizabeth “Betty” Hogue

Elizabeth “Betty” Jones Hogue, age 84, of Lincoln passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 after a brief illness.  Betty was born June 12, 1928 in Rhymney,Wales, UK to David Jones (Shirgaer) and Martha Rees. She was the youngest of their eight children.  Betty was a war bride.  At the young age of 17 (1945) she met and married an American GI Sargeant Richard A. Hogue who was stationed in Cardiff, South Wales.  Richard’s career with the US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service took them to many cities and states in the US.  Betty was supportive and together they dedicated their lives to making a loving home for their six children in Iowa, New York, Virginia, and Nebraska.  Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  The family made many trips back to visit Wales, as Richard had promised Betty’s father.  The Welsh relatives are also mourning her loss. Through the years she kept the family history alive with her sharp memory and photo collection.  Betty was generous almost to a fault.  She was a wonderful friend and neighbor.

Betty was involved in quilting groups, the Welsh Society, and the War Brides Club. She was a member of the Blue Dot Society & Diamond Club.  She enjoyed crafting, music, & theater.  

Siblings Rachel, Frank, Sarah (Sal), Blodwen, Dan, Dave and Nancy all preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of sixty six years, Richard.  Betty is survived by her six children: Ronald (Sherry) Hogue, Beaumont, TX; Diana Hogue (Thomas Schur), Syracuse, NY; Pamela (Michael) Hurley, Raleigh, NC; Sandra (Fred )Duncan, Ada, OK; Karen (Kurtis) Suhr, Lincoln, NE; Sharon (Merv )Thompson, Birmingham, AL; thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their great appreciation and gratitude to the Hogue’s neighbor and friend Dr. Michelle Manning.  Also, thank you to Dr. David Rutz.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.



  1. Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. We are so sorry to hear about Betty’s death. She and her husband were long time members of the St. David’s Welsh Society of NE – and know they both were so supportive. We know she will be greatly missed by all.

    Our deepest sympathy to the family.

    Joan Longacre
    and the
    St. David’s Welsh Society of NE


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