Sylvia Anna Bogusch
A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Sylvia A. Bogusch was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Reverend DeEtta Goettel of the Lamar United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.
Sylvia Anna Bogusch was born on November 7, 1919 to Edgar J. and Mary C. (Thimesch) Smith eight miles west of Bristol at the family home. Sylvia would often say she was born in a ‘dugout shack’. She passed away on December 15, 2007 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO at the age of 88.
She attended the one room school house, Goodale School, for all of her 8 years of grade school. She then attended the Granada school for three years then Lamar for one year graduating from Lamar Union High School.
Following graduation she returned to the family farm and ranch where she helped with the many chores associated with the farm. Sylvia found time to work at Duckwalls in Lamar on the weekends.
Sylvia met George Bogusch when he returned to Lamar with his infant daughter, Nita following his wife’s death in 1937. Following a one year courtship, Sylvia and George were married on October 7, 1939 at Las Animas, Colorado. They returned to his farm where they made their home until early spring of 1985.
Sylvia worked in the field, became a mother to Nita and made a home for their family near Sand Creek.
Sylvia was a member of the Lamar United Methodist Church as well as a devoted and faithful member of the Lamar Vaqueros Saddle Club where she was an excellent horseman, attending and participating in all saddle club functions such as rodeos, horse shows and overnight outings.
She will be truly missed by her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband George O. Bogusch on April 13, 1986, her parents, brothers; Herbert Smith and Ed Smith as well as her sisters; Edith Gruenloh and Betty Marriott.
Sylvia is survived by her daughter Nita and husband Robert Caulk of King City, CA; four grandchildren; Stacey (Nick) Azcoma, Anthony (Linda) Caulk, Beau (Lorena) Caulk, Tyson Caulk and her six great grandchildren; Chelsey and Paige, Christopher and Kayla, Carson and Aidan and Logan and Zane as well as her great great grandson, Ian.
She is also survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law; Coy Marriott of Aurora, CO, Frances Smith of Mitchell, SD and Norma and Loren Linville of Aztec, NM, Toni Bogusch of Lenexa, KS as well as her many friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice either direct or through the funeral home office.