Dr Gloria Denize <I>Akin</I> Hoggard

Dr Gloria Denize Akin Hoggard

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 5 Oct 2011 (aged 75)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Piedmont, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 78369742 · View Source
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Gloria Denize Hoggard, nee Akin, MD, of Norman, OK passed away at the age of 75 on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 of complications from her treatment for cancer at St. Anthony Hospital, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born in Oklahoma City on October 12, 1935, the daughter of the late Margaret (Ebb) and Elmer Akin.
She was raised in Oklahoma City, OK, graduating from Classen High School in 1952. Gloria attended Oklahoma City University, and after only three years of college was accepted to the University of Oklahoma Medical School, where as one of only three women in her class, she earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1961. Gloria was the Medical Director for the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 10 years and then later worked as a physician at the Child Study Center at Children's Hospital.
After her retirement from medicine, she and her husband, Ron Hoggard, operated a successful business growing and selling organic herbs in Piedmont, Oklahoma. Following this stint as a farmer and business woman, Gloria decided to reenter academics, earning a Master's Degree in botany from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1999. She then began Ph.D.-level work at the University of Oklahoma, researching the genetics and taxonomy of the plant genus Guara. She became known as an expert in this field and authored some of the seminal work in this area.
Upon her final retirement, she and Ron, her husband of 30 years, enjoyed traveling, spending much of their time in Costa Rica.
Gloria is survived by her husband Ron Hoggard of Norman, OK; daughters, Nancy Margaret Rogers, Esq. of Superior, Colorado, and Hollister (Holly) Blaine Rogers, MD and husband, William Price, MD of Durham, North Carolina.; grandchildren, Nicholas Rogers Nasrullah, Sophia Hollister Nasrullah, and Margaret Rose Rogers Price. Gloria was much loved by her family and large community of friends and will be missed by many.
Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 10, 2011, at Church of the Savior, 2750 N Mustang Rd., Yukon, OK, with interment following at Kansas Cemetery, at the intersection of Morgan Rd. and Arrowhead NE, Piedmont. A reception to celebrate Gloria's life will follow at the home of Beth Freeland and Ali and Logan Wilke at 2618 Morgan Rd., Piedmont.

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  • Created by: Kathy Burpo Woodworth
  • Added: 14 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 78369742
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Gloria Denize Akin Hoggard (12 Oct 1935–5 Oct 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 78369742, citing Kansas Cemetery, Piedmont, Canadian County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Kathy Burpo Woodworth (contributor 46936687) .