Obituary: Sharon Kay Boge

Sharon Kay Boge, 77, a longtime resident of Gales Creek, died Monday morning, December 3,  2018 at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2.00  P M. at the First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson Street in Portland.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception immediately following the memorial service.

SHARON KAY BOGE was born December 4, 1940 in Dixon, Illinois, the daughter of the late William “Lawrence” Johnston and Helen Irene (Stees) Johnston. She was raised and received her early education in the Dixon community, until the age of eight years old when she moved with her family to Corvallis. Sharon was a 1958 graduate of  Corvallis High School. Upon her high school graduation, she attended the Oregon State College before transferring to the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU), having received a Bachelor degree in Nursing.

She was united in marriage to Dallas F. Boge on December 16, 1961 in the First Methodist Church in Corvallis, Oregon. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary last December. Following their marriage they resided on the family farm (Lone Fir Tree Farm) in Gales Creek for

1 ½ years, before moving around the state for several years. In 1976, returned to the family farm, having made their home there for the past 42 years.

Sharon  served as a public health nurse for Washington County for 1 year working as the school nurse for twenty-two rural schools. She later worked for the Salem General Hospital in labor and delivery, and an internal medicine clinic in King City for over twenty years. In 1999, she went to work for an allergy office before retiring.

She was a longtime and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Portland.  She represented Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District at the public safety advisory committee, was a member of the fire fighters auxiliary for the Gales Creek Fire Station, was on the neighborhood watch committee for Gales Creek and a Master Woodland Manager, having received her certificate in 2007.

Among her special interests, she enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading and operating the tree farm.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Helen Johnston, grandson Adam Curtis, and brother- in- law Glenn Hensley.

Survivors include her husband, Dallas Boge, of the family home in Gales Creek, Oregon; her four daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Clarence Curtis, of Spring Hill, Kansas; Melinda and Dan Fischer, of Gales Creek, Oregon; Elizabeth and Steven Jensen, of Othello, Washington and Dr. Kathryn and Dr. Marty Lofgren, of Edmond, Oklahoma;  her two sisters and a brother-in-law, Beatrice Hensley, of McMinnville, Oregon and Sheila and Larry Goodman, of Roseburg, Oregon; her ten grandchildren and their spouse, Candice Warzecha, of Spring Hill, Kansas; Dr. Vanessa and Mike Axelsen, of Olathe, Kansas;

Joseph Fischer, of Gales Creek, Oregon; Daniel Fischer, of Gales Creek, Oregon; Emilee Jensen, of Othello, Washington; Molly Jensen, of Othello, Washington; Maxwell Lofgren, Marcus Lofgren, Monique Lofgren and Marah Lofgren, all of Edmond, Oklahoma; her great-grandson, Emmett Axelsen, of Olathe, Kansas; her six nieces and nephews, Emy LaVoie Atwood, of Chandler, Arizona; Kyle Hensley, of Lafayette, Oregon; Scott Hensley, of Beaverton, Oregon; Peter Goodman, of Keizer, Oregon; Jeff Goodman, of Salem, Oregon and Nate Goodman, of Roseburg, Oregon.

The family suggests that remembrances in lieu of flowers be contributions to the Permanent Endowment Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Portland, Oregon or the Oregon Tree Farm System Memorial Fund, 1600 N W Skyline Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97229 in her memory.

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Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home in Forest Grove is entrusted with the arrangements.