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November 20, 1934 to September 12, 2020-Our beloved wife and mother died peacefully in her sleep on September 12th.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - LaRae Marlene BoghOur beloved wife and mother died peacefully in her sleep

on September 12th. LaRae Marlene Koon Bogh was born on the kitchen table in Kearney, Nebraska, during the height of the Great Depression, Her parents, Virgil and Edna Koon, moved to the west coast during World War II and LaRae attended Lynch Elementary, where she was honored with the Eighth Grade Outstanding Student award. ln 1952, she graduated from Gresham High School.

After attending the University of Oregon (where

she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority) and

Portland State, LaRae was in the first graduating class

at PSU in 1956. While at PSU, she was Outstanding

Girl, Homecoming Princess and Founder's Day

Queen. She was also on Student Council and the

PSU Women's Honorary Society. LaRae majored in

English and Journalism and became a teacher of high

school Literature. (She especially loved teaching about

William Shakespeare.) Her first teaching job was

at Milwaukie High School. She also taught several

years in the David Douglas School District, POIC,

and Mount Hood Community College. Concurrent

with her teaching career, LaRae was the PSU Alumni

News Editor. Later, she switched careers and worked

as a field counselor for the State of Oregon Vocational

Rehabilitation Division.

In 1957, LaRae married her sweetheart, Ron Bogh,

whom she met at PSU where he was attending college

on the GI Bill. Their daughter Peri was born, followed by their son, Tracy, three and a half years later. LaRae is survived by her ever loving husband and daughter. She was predeceased by her son, Tracy. LaRae is also survived by her sister, Dixie (Bruce) and brothers Randy

(Robin) and Wesley (Sandy), and many nieces and

nephews.

LaRae and Peri loved to play card games together.

LaRae and Ron loved to play Pinochle and the board

game of Jeopardy with family and friends. A gifted

writer and artist, LaRae created many treasured

booklets, drawings (especially stick figures), poems

and photograph albums for her family. Of course, her

captions for each photo were clever, fun and unique!

Ron and LaRae became the gold standard of

married couples. They had just celebrated their 63rd

wedding anniversary a few days before she died.

LaRae cherished her family more than anything in

the world, and we all loved her equally right back!

Words simply cannot describe the loss Ron feels for

his true love or the loss Peri feels for her mom. We

know, however, that someday we will be reunited with

her and Tracy.

Good-bye, Mom, we love you.

(In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the

PSU Foundation - College of Education Scholarship)

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