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Dorothy Ogan

Dorothy Mary Ogan, 83, Honolulu, Hawaii, died April 26, 2012.

She was born Nov. 7, 1928, at Topeka to Percy and Edith Troxell Egner.

She was the salutatorian of the 1945 graduating class at Ozawkie Rural High. She received a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Washburn University in 1949. She taught high school music in Denison from 1949-1951 and provided private piano instruction to students in Honolulu from 1967-1999.

Her musical activities included singing alto and contralto in Milwaukee A Capella Choristers and the Amarillo (Texas) Chorus. She served as choir director at Karamursel AFB Chapel (Turkey), Pearl Harbor Lutheran Church and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the latter from 1988 to her retirement in 2008. She was a featured soloist and cantor at Temple Emanu-el Synagogue (Honolulu); sang with Tulsa Opera Chorus, and appeared more than 100 times with the Tulsa Symphony Chorus, the Honolulu Chorale, the Honolulu Symphony Chorus and The Don Allton Singers.

Survivors include her husband, Billy G. Ogan, Honolulu; a daughter, Deborah S. Ogan, Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Michael C. Ogan, Honolulu; a brother, John M. Egner, Overland Park; a sister, Irene T. Plymate, Merritt Island, Fla.; and one grandson.

Services were May 9 at Borthwick Mortuary. The burial was private.

Memorial donations can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, PO Box 88269, Honolulu, 96830-8269, or Friends of Washburn Music, Washburn Endowment Association, 1700 SW College, Topeka, 66621.

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