Grace Marie Hogan
December 21, 1926 – April 27, 2018
With God in her heart and the love of family all around her, Grace Marie Hogan passed peacefully into the loving arms of her heavenly Father with the same grace she lived her life.
Grace was born on a snowy December day at the old St. Paul Hospital in Dallas to her young and beautiful mother, Marie Boby.
Grace was raised by her loving and hardworking mother and, later in her adolescence, by her Aunt Verna as well. They were her “Treasures”.
She attended Ursuline Academy Grades K-12. Grace was a member of the graduating class of 1944 - the first class to graduate from Ursuline Academy on Walnut Hill Lane. It was at Ursuline Grace had a circle of precious friends whose friendships have endured decades. They celebrated their 80th birthdays with lunches and dinner parties. Those remaining are all now “90 something” lovely ladies who are the “New Seventy”!
Following high school, Grace completed secretarial school and worked at UT Southwestern. She married the love of her life, Edward Terrence Hogan, Jr. on April 12, 1947.
As Ed began his radio career and Grace created a home, they lived briefly in Odessa and Ft. Worth before returning to Dallas. In 1955 they built their current home in their Lake Highlands North neighborhood. It was there they raised their daughters, Kathy and Patty. The family gathers there to this day, and it is filled with over 60 years of beautiful memories with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, friends and neighbors. Their door has always been open to their home filled with their love. The backyard is filled with iris Grace planted over 60 years ago. These lovely flowers have graced family gathering tables each spring and have graced the tables of those who received Grace’s lovely garden flowers and pretty roses. Grace modeled aging “gracefully” to all of us and lived interdependently in her home until the time of her death.
Grace’s career spanned from selling Avon in the 1950s to working as secretary to the principal at St. Patrick Catholic School, medical assistant at numerous doctor offices, and enjoyed many glorious years as a part-time sales associate at Foley’s aka Macy’s. Her name tag was filled with diamond stars for excellence in customer service!
Her greatest treasures were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A fun and magical Nana, she always had endless amounts of candy and ice cream. She played cards by the hour with her grandchildren, and even suffered a fractured arm as she roller-skated with them on the L Street sidewalks when she was in her late 40s! She traveled to Italy, Padre, Disney World and New York with several of her grands. What happens on the road with Nana, stays on the road with Nana! She also “Nananized” her great grandchildren – delighted in and loved each one. Her neighborhood children brought new life and joy to her heart as well.
Mom, Grace, Gracie, Nana, Nana Grace, Miss Grace, Amazing Grace, “full of Grace”, and Mrs. Hogan welcomed everyone she met and lived her life with a loving, sweet, generous heart, and a fun-loving joyful spirit. We will love her always.
Grace was predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Ed Hogan. Along with a deep faith and an abiding love, she leaves her daughters, Kathy Smith (Robert) and Patty Satarino (Mike), 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, extended family, dear friend Elizabeth Johnson, and countless other treasured friends and neighbors.
Visitation and rosary will be on Monday at 6:30pm at St. Patrick’s in Dallas. Rite of Christian Burial will be Tuesday morning at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s.
Pallbearers will be Grace’s grandsons, Marc and Scott Rylander, Michael and Joseph Satarino, Rob Smith, and Scott Collard. Honorary Pallbearers will be special friends and neighbors, Jerry Brewer, Charlie Robbins, and her Ursuline Class of ’44 forever friends.
Our family extends our most heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Alan Kaye. Special thanks to her wonderful part-time caregiver, Barbara Golston.
Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Church or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Visitation Monday, April 30, 2018
- Rosary Service Monday, April 30, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 1, 2018
- Graveside Service Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Grace Marie Hogan
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May 10, 2018
Wishing perpetual blessings for fearless, feisty Grace.
I'll never forget when she secretly demonstrated the perfect headstand
for Bobbi Pratt and me at my dad's surprise 40th birthday party.
Grace was truly aptly named!
Sue Anne Todaro
May 3, 2018
My heart is so full knowing that my dear friend, Grace, has passed. She was the most wonderful lady a person could ever know! And she was so full of grace and love for many people. I have not seen her in many years and have missed her so much. Please know that if I could pattern my life after someone, it would surely be her. Rest in Peace dear Grace. I'll miss you at church!
April 30, 2018