Elta Anne Owen Hogue – Obit

Elta Anne Owen Hogue went to meet her Lord and was reunited with the love of her life, Donald W Hogue, Thursday, January 9th, 2020.  (Picture is from WHS reunion, 2013.)

Elta was born on October 22, 1941, and graduated from Waco High School, class of 1960. She went on to complete Business College and attended Texas Christian University. After completing school, Elta had a promising career ahead of her with Southwestern Bell before meeting Don. He became her husband and she never looked back for 57 years.

During her lifetime, Elta was known by family and friends to be a four-speed driving, bikini-wearing, pool lounging, mustang driving with the top down, “unlicensed” therapist to all, sharpshooting, Sophia Loren look-a-like, tea-loving night owl with a zest for life and the wits to back it up.

Elta loved spending time chatting with friends and family but only after 10 am and always after her first cup of tea. And you could only see her after she “put her face on”. Truth be told she was always a gorgeous woman inside and out with and without the added frills.

She truly cared about people and relationships. At any party, get together, or crowded room, Elta had the ability to scan the room, and pick that one person that she thought needed a friend. She would then dedicate herself to finding out everything about that person, would give them sound advice, and would become their friend for life.

Elta was a devout Christian and loved sharing her love for Christ. She made a huge impact on those around her and with the partnership of her loving husband, Don Hogue, brought many souls to Christ in their lifetimes.

Most of all, Elta’s greatest love was for her husband Don. Fortunately, those two love birds didn’t have to be without each other for long.  Elta joined Don 9 months after he departed this world. Needless to say, Elta suffered from major FOMO (fear of missing out) after Don passed and looked forward to reuniting.

Elta is survived by her older sister Joy Lynn Ferguson; her two sons, whom of which she was most proud of, Gregory Donald Hogue (Fire Lieutenant ) and Donald Scott Hogue (Police Sargent ); four grandchildren: Donald Markus Hogue, Conney Nikole (Hogue) Pattillo, Erin Elizabeth Leighton, Jordan T. Navarro; two great-grandchildren: Gabriel Don Hogue and Keeleigh Leilani Martin.

Elta was forever adopting people into her family over the years. These people include a long list of people over the year.  Jordan Leighton and daughter Ryliegh, Joshua Smith, Chris Reist, Nikki Reist, and Justin Munroe, Jayden Smith, and Brantley Latta.

Many active military members during the holidays became part of the family for all eternity. Even a Prince and future King.

Elta also leaves behind her beloved pets and the fattest squirrels in all of Deer Creek.

Elta was a shining light to so many. Her love, devotion, and humor will be missed by all who knew her. God Bless.

Elta Ann Owen Hogue’s memorial service will be  at Parker County Cowboy church Sunday, January 12 at 3 PM.

Her home and Son Greg’s home will be filled with family and friends this weekend.

9 comments on “Elta Anne Owen Hogue – Obit

  1. Sandi (Wooten) Overholser – “My husband had the honor of sitting and visiting with Elta and her son at our high school class reunion along with other friends, Susan Harkness Hill and Kay Albright Hofer. What a special time.”

  2. Nena Wallace – “She was a lovely lady. Everyone liked her. I always looked forward to seeing her at the reunions. I know she is happy to be back with Don.”

  3. Cynthia Kirkland Mazza: Elta Anne and I just reconnected last few months too. We were dear friends at WHS and were active in Highland Baptist youth. We reminisced about our fun youthful days as she missed her beloved husband Don and struggled with her cancer journey. She was so ready she said to meet her savior and see her Don. Praying for peace and comfort for her boys and family and many friends. From what I understand she was a vibrant beautiful lady whose light was always shining for Jesus. You are there, dear friend.

  4. Cathey White Land: I am devastated to hear about Elta. I knew thru Gayla that Elta had found out in the last few months she had cancer, but had no idea it was life threatening at this point. Oh my gosh!

  5. Bev Murphy Wells: Saddened to hear about Elta Anne. Sometimes that happens so often when one spouse passes then the other spouse is not far behind so now she and her dear husband are resting together.
    We are living in times of saying a lot of good-byes to so many all around us. As we get older, it seems to get harder and harder to say goodbye.

  6. Kay Phillips Sparks: I am so sorry to hear this. Gayla and I were talking about Elta just yesterday, and she told me Elta was not doing well. She really wasn’t sick very long.

  7. Susan Harkness Hill: So sad!! She was a special, close friend in high school. You should see all the tributes on Facebook. She was truly loved.

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