Pat Hogan was born in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio on Aug. 28, 1924 to Lucy Mary Smith and Edwin L. Smith. Her younger sister, Jean was born two years later in Dec. 1926. The family lived in Ohio when Pat was younger, where she enjoyed playing with her sister and many cousins. She loved music, art, cooking, sewing, photography, fishing, sports and her dogs.
Pat attended Poughkeepsie High School, in Poughkeepsie, New York for three years and then Collingswood High School, in Collingswood, NJ her senior year of high school. She graduated in 1942 from high school. While in high school, Pat wrote a column in her local newspaper, played first the violin in orchestra, and then changed to tuba her senior year, because her new school didn’t have an orchestra. She taught art during the summer when she was 15.
After graduating high school, Pat attended Drexel Institute of Technology on a government scholarship to become a draftsman. She also, joined the civil air patrol and learned to fly at this time.
In the Fall of 1944, Pat joined the Army. While serving she was the first WAC in the Army classified as a Marine Repair Engineer. She later served Supply clerk -Dental, a Chaplin’s Assistant, and a draftsman. For part of her service she was assigned to the Pentagon. She never got to go overseas, but really wanted to do that as well.
In 1946, she was honorably discharged from the Army. By 1947 she had decided to take advantage of the GI bill and go to college. During the summer of 1947 she was taking classes in Plattsburg, New York, where she met Anthony Macari. In the Fall, she was transferring to Oklahoma A&M located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where it turned out he was also transferring. They were married October 4, 1947.
While in school, they were blessed with two of their four children, CarolJean Macari, and Denise Joanne Macari. After graduation, they moved to the East coast, closer to family, where Leonore Suzanne Macari, and Thomas Edwin Macari were born. After several years, they separated, and Pat found herself on her own with four children ages 10, 8, 4 and 2. She decided to move to California to be close to her sister. To accomplish this, she loaded up the family’s basic necessities in a trailer, hitched it to her station wagon, and took a 3000 mile, two week trip across country. She stopped to visit family in Elyria, OH, friends in St. Louis, MO, and Tulsa OK, and camped the rest of the way across the country.
Pat earned her teaching credential after arriving in California. She loved teaching, and taught mostly 1st and 2nd grades for several years. Over time she became very interested in teaching Special Education. She worked for the Contra Costa County schools for several years, and then later for Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland. She was loved by her students. She loved her Art and taught ceramics at Fred Finch as well as English and Sign Language. She also made it a point to do a pastel portrait of each of the students in residence there. The Fred Finch students really loved her.
In between her years of teaching for the Contra Costa County schools and her later work with the Fred Finch program, she was a foster parent for multi handicapped children. While fostering, she was able to add a few more children to her family, James Boutell, Eric Boutell and Deion Celestine.
While teaching at Fred Finch Youth Center, she met Henry Alexander Hogan, another teacher. They married in November of 1987.
Pat was so interested in everything. She loved people and accepted them as they were. She loved sharing her interests with others. Some of the activities and projects include the following; She wrote an Easter Operetta for her 1st graders to perform. It was complete with parts, and original music, both verse and score. She also wrote a Christmas song “My Christmas Tree” which she would sing during the Christmas season with her family and anyone else who wanted to join in. This song was published in an education publication sometime during the 1950’s. She also sang alto in her church choirs, and loved to participate on stage in the Oakland Temple Pageant.
Pat attended the local Congregational church in Elyria as a child, and later became a Southern Baptist. In 1967, she was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, by helping a friend with the YM and YW Road Shows. At an after party, one of the church members testified of the truthfulness of gospel to her, and she received a testimony that it was true. After the missionary discussions, she and her family joined the LDS church, and have faithfully attended ever since. For several years she was able to serve in the temple. She loved that opportunity.
Pat had a love of animals, especially dogs, but really all animals. Through out her life, there were horses, a cow (which she would milk), a black ram, rabbits, cats, but especially dogs. She raised them, bred them, and took them to dog shows. She especially liked Afghan Hounds, and Collies. She even got her father involved with showing their Afghan Hounds. Her first Afghan hound was Champion Kazan’s Macari.
Pat lived a full life for 95 years. She gave us so much love, so much service, so much adventure and shared so many talents. She graduated to the other side of the veil on December 7, 2019 while several of her family members were with her.
Pat is survived by her daughters: Carol Jean Madsen, Denise Joanne Saldivar, Leonore Suzanne Saldivar (Luis), Bernadette Hunter Nicholson; and her sons Thomas Edwin Macari (Ruthie), Eric Boutell and Deion Celestine (Davette); her grandchildren; Jacob Madsen (Sarah), Aaron Madsen (Erin), Benjamin Madsen (Lonelle), Joel Madsen (Kristy), Joanne Robles (Lyle), David Saldivar, Tony Saldivar (April), Hope Saldivar-Brooks (Frank), James Saldivar, Daniel Saldivar, Thomas Macari (Candice), Sarah Pratt, Melanie Montierth (Rob), Beth Pratt (Jacob), Brandon Nicholson (Rachel) and Deionna Celestine; 36 great grand children and 2 great great grandchildren.
Pat was predeceased by her husband, Henry Alexander Hogan, her sister, Jean Forbes Duffy, and her son James Boutell.
Funeral services will be held at noon, 12:00pm, on Tuesday, December 17th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 555 Boyd Road in Pleasant Hill.
Pat will be interred at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 5810 Midway Rd. in Dixon, CA at 9:00 am December 18, 2019.
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