Sidney Thomas "S.T" Bogan,
May 11, 1918 - Mar 1, 2011
Posted by Janet Laubhan Flickinger
Sidney Thomas (S.T.) Bogan, Jr, of Norman, OK, died on March 1, 2011.
He was born May 11, 1918 to Sidney Thomas Bogan, Sr. and Mabel Taylor Bogan in Gasoline, Briscoe County, Texas.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Esther after 58 years of marriage, and his brother William (Lit) Bogan and his wife Norma, and his brother Howard who died in infancy.
He is survived by his son, Doug and his wife Diane of Houston, daughters, Patricia Wong and her husband Walter of Federal Way, Washington and Dorrie Giroux and her husband Michael of Norman, OK; grandchildren Brad Bogan of San Antonio, Lacy Bogan of Houston, Kelly Wong and Kevin Wong, both of Milton, Washington, Raymond Giroux and Elizabeth Giroux, both of Norman. He is also survived by his brother Harold (Barney) Bogan and his wife Fussy of Nacogdoches, Texas and sister Betty Gaddy and her husband Jerrel of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Following his graduation as valedictorian from Quitaque, Texas, High
School, he attended West Texas Teachers College (now West Texas State
University), he was inducted into the United States Army. He was honorably
discharged in June, 1945 after being in the South Pacific thirty two months
where his unit saw combat action in New Guinea, New Britain, and the
Philippines. Those experiences impressed on him the preciousness of life and he
was determined from then on to live a life worthy in the eyes of his Lord.
Following graduation with an accounting degree from Oklahoma A&M University (now Oklahoma State) in 1948, he and Esther settled in Oklahoma City where he went to work as chief accountant at Mercury Oil and Refining. In 1956 they moved to Big Spring, Texas where he continued his career with Cosden Petroleum where he became Controller. It was during his time in Big Spring that he passed the exams to become a Certified Public Accountant. He and Esther remembered these years as some of the most enjoyable of their lives as they invested themselves in the activities of Doug and Pat , and were blessed with Dorrie’s arrival. He began working for American Petrofina Inc. of Dallas in 1963 and the family moved to Richardson, Texas in January of 1964. He became Vice President and Controller in April of 1976, the position in which he served until his retirement on June 1, 1983.
In Richardson, the family were active members of Richardson Heights Baptist Church and were blessed beyond measure by their participation and the priceless friendships they formed, some of which continued for the remainder of their lives, even after their move to Norman to be near their daughter Dorrie. In Norman, they became members of Bethel Baptist Church. Their lives were blessed beyond description by this church, particularly by De Lois Livesay who visited Esther regularly until her death, and by Harvey Webb faithfully visiting S. T. right up until he left to be with the Lord.
S. T. was many things to many people. He was a loving, devoted husband to Esther; proud father to his children, showing interest in and affirmation of their lives right up until the end, “Deedee” to his six grandchildren, and “Uncle S.T.” to his numerous nieces and nephews, and a respectful “Mr. Bogan” to those who worked with him in his long career in business.
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