Raymond Harrell Ogg was born on November 11, 1931, in Centralia, Illinois. He was the youngest of six children born to James and Amelia Ogg. He passed into eternal life on Friday November 18, 2022, in Littleton, Colorado. Ray was 91 years old at the time of his death.
Ray graduated from Salem Community High School in Salem, Illinois in 1949. He was drafted into the U.S Army in 1952, and was stationed in Yeongdeungpo, South Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1954 after the sudden death of his brother, Harry. He would soon move to Hammond, Indiana to work for the City Service Oil Refinery. Ray met his future wife, Norma through mutual friends at Trinity Lutheran Church in spring 1957. They were engaged in December 1957 and married on September 27, 1958. They later adopted 4 children; Aurora, Anne-Marie, Christian, and Paul; and had one biological child; Andrea. The family moved from Indiana to Arvada, Colorado in 1971 for Ray’s job with Conoco Oil Refinery.
Ray was a big band enthusiast, who would proudly show off his collection of artists from the 1930’s and 1940’s. After Ray retired from Conoco in 1987, he and Norma spent their time traveling the United States with their fifth wheel camper. They built their dream home in Woodland Park, CO and spent the winters in Mesa, Arizona. They moved back to the Denver areain 2004, to spend more time with their young grandchildren. Ray spent his time riding his bike to the local middle school as the crossing guard, walking with the grandkids to and from the elementary school, and continuing his Big Band Music and family genealogy hobbies.
Ray is preceded in death by his five siblings, Julia, Alice, Harry, James, and Robert, as well as his son Christian. He is survived by his wife, Norma; children Aurora, Andrea, Anne-Marie (husband Dain), and Paul; grandchildren Nathan, Rachel, (husband Rod) William, Grace (husband Sam), and Gabrielle; great-grandchildren Eve, Freya, and Georgie.
The family thanks you for your attendance here on this day. A luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Raymond will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery this afternoon. Interment will be private for family. Memorials to Raymond can be directed to Ascension Lutheran Church.