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05/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Helen Ruskey Hogan

Helen Krause Ruskey Hogan
(12 June 1932 - 11 May 2011)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1950

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have more sad news today.
    Helen Ruskey Hogan, Class of @ 1950, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the age of 78.

From the Daily Press - 05/12/11:   

                      Helen Ruskey Hogan
    NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Krause Hogan, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

Born June 12, 1932, she was a graduate of Newport News High School and longtime resident of Newport News. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Fort Eustis Consignment Shop where she had many friends.

She was the best mother a daughter could want, teaching hers to be strong, independent and hard working.

Her family came first, but she was always ready to travel, going on trips to Europe and Hawaii with best friend Maggie Tucker of York County and on Caribbean cruises with her husband.

SShe was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Linda Sue Hogan Haley, brother, James Ruskey of North Carolina and parents.

She will be lovingly missed by her husband of 63 years, William Randolph Hogan; daughters, Jean Hogan of Newport News, Elizabeth Hogan Beaver of Braselton, Ga., and husband Ed, and Kathy Hogan Van Mullekom of York County and husband, Ken; brothers, William Ruskey and wife, Jan of Newport News and Rudy and wife, Gloria Ruskey of Tennessee; and sister, Jeanette and husband, Merle Weeks of Michigan. She is also loved by six grandsons, Morgan Hanks and wife, Dawn of Newport News, Lance and Jon Ayers of Richmond, Philip Haley of Gloucester, Jeffrey Wells of Hampton and Brian Wells and fiancée, Marcella of Charlotte, N.C.

The family thanks Dr. John Mattern of Virginia Oncology and Associates for his compassionate care throughout mom's illness.

The family will receive friends 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 210 Harpersville Road, Newport News. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.

Donations can be made in her memory to the . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from May 12 to May 14, 2011. Visit Guest Book


May 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.

May 12, 2011

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

May 12, 2011
To Jean Hogan and Her Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss of your Mother/Wife from our world. Know that She walks with God in Heaven and is watching over all of Her Loved One's here on Earth.God Bless You All... Keary.

May 13, 2011 

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

May 13, 2011  

  To Jean, Morgan, Dawn and family: Dennis and I want to express our condolences to all of you. Pat was a very special person in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief.

May 13, 2011  

May you all have peace and comfort from your wonderful memories.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Helen's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton (24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807), 1779

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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