Alma Jean Ogden

Alma Jean Ogden, 85, died May 13, 2014, in Enumclaw.

She was born March 5, 1929, near Hardwood, Okla., the fourth of 10 children born to Riley Francis and Almurta Shiflett. She graduated from Goodwell (Oklahoma) High School, where she took concurrent classes allowing her to complete her college work at Panhandle A&M in Goodwell in three years. She taught high school English in Texhoma, Okla., and later obtained a master’s degree in library science from the University of Oklahoma. She married Ralph Carl Ogden II on Aug. 24, 1947. She taught for 36 years at Hermosa Junior High in Farmington, N.M., and during her tenure she was asked to help design, build and run the new library. Because of her efforts and dedication, it was named Alma J. Ogden Library in her honor.

She is survived by children Londa Ogden, Ralph C. Ogden III and wife Joni, Karon DeAguero and husband Cecil and Kevin Ogden; sisters Berdine Rawlins, Mabel Tabor, Emma Schultz and husband R.D. and Lucy McKnight and husband Bob; brothers Curtis Shiflett and wife Betty and Don Shiflett and wife Lyn; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters Ina and Marjorie, brother John, husband Carl and grandsons David Ogden and Chris DeAguero.

Internment will be at 11 a.m., June 11, in the Goodwell, Okla., Cemetery.

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