Lorene Oglesby

20 January, 193327 September, 2022
Obituary of Lorene Oglesby
Lorene was born in Taft, California on January 20, 1933 to parents John Henry and Maude May Pilgrim. Sadly, by the age of 8, Lorene had lost both of her parents. She then moved to Bakersfield where she was provided a loving home and raised by her older sister, Irma Wadley. Lorene attended Bakersfield High School and was a songleader and involved in dance. While attending BHS Lorene was approached by upperclassman, Frank Gifford, who asked Lorene if she wanted to go on a date with his friend. Lorene asked, “Who’s your friend?” Frank said, “Bob Oglesby.” (Apparently Bob had been too shy to ask her himself.) Lorene and Bob went on that date and were married for 54 years until Bob’s passing in 2004. Lorene was active in the Beta Chi Sorority for 55 years. She spent countless hours with her sorority sisters as they provided many services to the community. Lorene was a dedicated nurse for over 50 years. She is fondly remembered by the longtime patients who often became friends. Lorene was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) Oglesby. She is survived by her four children: Christine Hinkle and husband, Robert of Bend, Oregon; Wayne Oglesby, of Bakersfield; Mark and his wife, Stacey, of Maricopa; and Julie Oglesby, of Bakersfield. She leaves behind her grandchildren: Denny Oglesby(Kristen), Amber Traviss (Jayson), Tammy Oglesby, Aimee Traynor (James), Ronnie Oglesby, Brady Hay (Vanessa), Brooke Hay, Jerycha Bohanon, Daryl Armstrong (Dalton), Markie Hickernell (Nick); numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members and dear friends who will sadly miss her. Services will be held in the Pavillion at Hillcrest Memorial on October 13, at 11:00 am.

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Thursday, 13 October, 2022

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Thursday, 13 October, 2022

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