Olive F. Hart-Bogue passed away peacefully on November 17th, in her home of 60 years, surrounded by loved ones.
She is the daughter of Rachel (Horton) and William Forrest. Born in North Truro on August 20th 1930, she and her family moved to Chatham in 1942. She graduated from Chatham High School in 1948 and moved on to Framingham State College, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Home Economics in 1953.
Olive was married to her childhood sweetheart Robert Hart until his death in 1955. She went on to marry Owen Bogue, and they lived and raised their children together happily in the home that he built for them until his death in 1992.
Olive taught Home Economics at Newton Junior Day, Whittier Jr. High in Bridgeport Conn., Yarmouth High School, and then at Chatham High School for 27 years. There she wrote her own cookbook which is still used in the Chatham schools.
Olive spent her life creatively enriching the lives of her community and her children — through her teaching, her gardening (especially her annual strawberry patch), new and evolving recipes, story-telling and sewing. Every year she donated about 100 pieces of handmade clothing to underprivileged children around the world. She loved her teaching years, fondly looking back on her time with the teenagers in her classrooms — she had fun experimenting with recipes and watching her students succeed. Olive went on to be nominated for Teacher of the Year, for her innovative program called Living On Your Own. She was also cheerleader advisor for the basketball and soccer teams for four years.
Olive’s great loves in life were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Roberta (Hart) Rogers and her children Jason, Owen and Martha; her son Forrest Bogue and his sons Forrest Jr. and Brian Bogue; her daughter Catharine Bogue and her two sons Timothy and Peter Hartnett; and her daughter Susan Stevens and her children William, Rachel and Angela Stevens. Also surviving are her siblings Esther Masson and Sumner Forrest. She also has 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, in-laws and dear friends.
Olive is predeceased by her loving husbands Bob and Owen, her parents William and Rachel, her sisters Helen and Marion Kendricks.
Olive was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Chatham Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir as a teenager, attending service every Sunday since she was a child, contributing to coffee hour and more recently working in the church Thrift Shop.
Visiting hours were held at Morris O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 678 Main St., Harwich Center on Friday, Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral service was held at The First United Methodist Church, Main St., Chatham on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The First United Methodist Church Charity Fund, 569 Main St.,Chatham MA 02633
Notes of comfort may be made to the family at ccgfuneralhome.com/locations/harwich