Beverly A. Bogner

Funeral Services:

Beverly Ann Bogner, a welcoming lady who became “everybody’s mother,” of Charlotte died May 14, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born August 2, 1923 in Hastings to high school chemistry teacher Frederick Jones and his wife, Gertrude (Waters) Jones, who was a teacher at the Dowd School. Bev served during World War II in the Navy Waves as a storekeeper, and after her return, she married John R. Bogner on August 31, 1947.  Bev was a supporter of local teachers, active member of the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church, and she was also a member of the League of Women Voters, and the Camp Fire Board for many years.  She was an award winning EATRAN bus driver, retiring in 1988.

As a young girl, Bev helped build the family home by “driving in every second nail,” and helping her father construct a stone fireplace. Family was everything to Bev, she lived vicariously through her daughters and their accomplishments. She loved camping, canoeing, swimming, boating, and life on the lake being in the family cottage. Bev loved traveling as well, including a special trip to England to trace family history. Her family will always remember her laugh, known as the “Jones Girls Laugh,” that she and her sisters all shared and sounded the same.

Beverly is survived by her loving daughters, Ann Waters, Catherine Bogner, Sara LaForge, and Jane Bogner Ventsias; granddaughters, Laurel, Heather, and Alexandra; grandson, Nick; and 2 great-grandchildren.  Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1994; and sisters, Irene (Francis) Hamilton and Willo (Joseph) Cooper.

Friends are encouraged to support Beverly’s family at memorial services at Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church in Charlotte on Friday, May 18, 11 a.m., with Rev. Gary Wales officiating.

If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Camp Frances Educational and Recreational Center. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Beverly on her Tribute Page at