Charles Bluford Ogles

30 Jun 1925 - 15 Jul 2006


Charles Bluford Ogles

30 Jun 1925 - 15 Jul 2006
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Charles Bluford Ogles


Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


May 29, 2011


May 26, 2011

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Obituary: Charles Bluford Ogles

Contributor: onredroads Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Charles Bluford Ogles 1925 ~ 2006 Our beloved Charles Bluford Ogles passed from this life on July 15, 2006. A sudden heart attack took him away too soon. Many of his children and family were able to be by his side in Provo, Utah and express their love for him and his exemplary life. Charles was born June 30, 1925 in Columbus, Georgia to Daniel Kenneth and Mogene Hayes Ogles. The early years of his life were spent in Atlanta, Georgia as he attended school and associated with many of the faithful members of the LDS Church. Immediately after graduation from high school, he joined the Merchant Marines. Charles spent the years of World War II on a ship traveling the oceans as part of those who delivered supplies. During one mission, he recalled seeing hundreds of ships in his fleet scattered as far as he could see while the German Wolf Pack submarines followed. After the war he and his brother Richard were called to serve as missionaries in the Southern States Mission. Charles graduated from Georgia State College of Business Administration with a BBA Degree. He did graduate work at BYU. and became a Certified Public Accountant. He began his employment in Whittier, California where he met his wife ValGene Washburn. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1959. After living in Whittier for several years, they moved to Brigham City, Utah. Charles was employed by AFPRO at Thiokol for 25 years. Charles was a pillar of strength in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various capacities in the Church for over 60 years including a missionary, counselor in the bishopric, high councilman, bishop, temple worker, and in the scouting program. Stalwart and true to the teachings of the Savior, Charles served his family and fellowman all the days of his life. A faithful husband and dedicated father, he loved, supported, and sustained his family in truth and righteousness. Charles was friendly to all and loved associating with friends and acquaintances--many of whom will recall his love and skill of the game of chess. Charles leaves behind a loving family: his children-Benjamin McKay (Maureen) Ogles of Athens, Ohio; Elizabeth (Craig) Sheranian of Simi Valley, California; Wasel Amelia (Karl) Lambert of Smithfield, Utah; Charles Callis (Jennifer) Ogles of Gardnerville, Nevada; David Washburn (Nina) Ogles of Springville, Utah; Martha Mogene (Craig) Bodily of Plain City, Utah; Anne Ogles of Springville, Utah; Georgia Ogles of Springville, Utah and Alvin Kimball (Kiersten) Ogles of Farmington, Utah; beloved cousin Suzanne Frasuer of Salt Lake City, Utah; A special foster daughter, Ina Christensen and her children; 33 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. His wife ValGene now resides in Springville, Utah He was preceded in death by his father Daniel, mother Mogene, two brothers - Dan Jr. and Richard, and Aunt Bluford. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Springville Kolob 10th Ward Chapel, 2557 Dalton Drive, Springville, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to services, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the same location. The interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Great and Caring Father in Law

Contributor: onredroads Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Just a quick note that I surely love and appreciate my Father in Law. I could not have been luckier to have such a great new exemplar to my life. I think if him often and his example of faith, patience, and humility. - more soon.

Life Timeline of Charles Bluford Ogles

Charles Bluford Ogles was born on 30 Jun 1925
Charles Bluford Ogles was 5 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Charles Bluford Ogles was 20 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
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Charles Bluford Ogles was 28 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Charles Bluford Ogles was 40 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
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Charles Bluford Ogles was 52 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
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Charles Bluford Ogles was 57 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
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Charles Bluford Ogles was 65 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
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Charles Bluford Ogles died on 15 Jul 2006 at the age of 81
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