Bernice Monson Hoggard
1924 ~ 2008
Bernice Monson Hoggard of Renton, Washington died August 7, 2008 in Bountiful, Utah. She was born May 6, 1924 in American Fork, Utah to Horace Edward Monson & Mary Bernice Smith.She grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah graduating from Pleasant Grove High School and attended Brigham Young University. She married Phil Proctor Hoggard on July 31, 1945 in the Logan LDS Temple.Bernice is the mother of five children, fifteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two additional great-grandchildren expected in 2008. Bernice and Phil moved to Seattle, from Pleasant Grove, Utah in 1953 and raised their children in Renton, Washington.Bernice served the City of Renton for over twenty one years building the City’s Senior Activity Center Program. At Bernice’s retirement in 1986 it was stated that Bernice “left a legacy that included one of, if not the finest, programs for senior citizens in the country”. Her program has been emulated by other cities throughout the Seattle area and state of Washington. At that time about four hundred seniors would visit the Renton Senior Center each day.In addition to being preceded in death by a multitude of the seniors, Bernice loved and served over the years, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Phil, a daughter, JoAnn Dyer, two brothers and three sisters. Bernice is survived by three daughters, Carolyn, Janette, and Betty, a son, Calvin and by her brother Dave.Funeral services for Bernice will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 10:00 am in the Warenski Funeral Home Chapel, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call Wednesday morning from 9:00-9:45 am prior to services. Interment, American Fork City Cemetery.