Gaylene Jo Bogart

September 4, 1958January 15, 2021

Gaylene Jo (Grissom) Bogart of Troy, Ohio passed away peacefully at home in Cary, NC on January 15, 2021. She was born September 4, 1958 in Troy, Ohio to Robert and Darlene Grissom.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas R. Bogart; children, Jennifer (Tom) Hamilton and Brandi Davis; brother, Rob Grissom; sister, Terri Grissom; 6 grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins that still live in the Troy area.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Michelle Grissom.

Gay grew up attending school in Troy, Ohio. She has remained close with numerous classmates and other friends over the years. She met her current husband, Doug Bogart, at their 25th Troy Senior High School reunion after which they married in Covington, Ohio in 2003, and moved permanently to Cary, NC.

Gay was very loving and caring, with a good sense of humor and humility. She loved her animals, and especially her family. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her and others that called her “friend”.

She will be cremated and her ashes brought to Troy for a remembrance of her life at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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April Davis

January 22, 2021

Dear Gay, you raised me as your daughter and you were my mom. We did have our ups and downs, but I still loved you as my mom. You were there for me when my real mom wasn't. You'll always be my mom. You will be missed dearly & in my heart 4ever. Until we meet again. Rest in peace & I love you. ♡♡♡

sandra Boyer

January 22, 2021

You are truly missed and loved! Since 7th grade through everything, we've been there together. I know you're without pain and at peace. I love and miss you!

Jennifer Gilligan

January 20, 2021

I first met Gay and Doug while working with my mom when I was young. Then over the years we became friends and helped them with babysitting and petsitting, even though it was far away. I found time. I loved them and they were like family. Even though we didn’t keep in touch much... we talked via Facebook occasionally. I can’t believe Gay is gone. She will be missed. She was funny, sweet and could be sour. But she was a great person. Rest In Peace Gay! Love you. And love you Doug! ❤️

San Reynolds

January 18, 2021

I met you in 4th grade at Concord school, we became the best of friends, we had our first babies together, you delivered in July of 1978 and I in August of 1978, we continued our friendship through good and bad, I was always there for you girl, so many Saturday night talks! always love and will miss you, RIP Gay