Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Lewis Hogue, of Greenville and Clifton, passed away Friday Sept. 8, 2017. She was in Austin, Texas, at the time of her death, where she moved to be closer to her children and grand-children. She was surrounded by loved ones for the weeks leading up to her passing.
Hogue was the only child of Hazel Morgan Bennett, of Clifton. She was preceded in death by her mother; step-father, Maurice Bennett; son, Billy Hogue; and husband, Larry Hogue, who was the head football coach and athletic director of the Greenville High School Lions from 1963 until his death in 1974.
Hogue was an inspirational dance teacher that left an impact on many dance students throughout her 60-year teaching career. It was her joy in life to honor the Heavenly Father through the expression of dance. Before she moved to Clifton, Hogue ran her own dancing school and company for 25 years in Greenville. She moved to Clifton in 1982, to help her parents.
Hogue stayed active in the community until her death. When she first arrived in Clifton, Hogue and her son, Billy taught country and western Dancing. She taught ballet and pilates at the Bosque Arts Center and taught water aerobics at the Olsen Park Pool for many years.
Hogue was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and volunteered to teach dance lessons to children at the Bosque Arts Center for the past five years.
She is survived by her sons, Jerry Hogue, Tony Hogue and Victor Hogue; daughter, Cindy Rapisand; granddaughters, Micah Rapisand, Olivia Rapisand and Bailea Hogue Estill; grandsons, Josh Hogue, William Rapisand and Mark DeLong; and a great-grandson, Dakota Hogue.
Hogue had a large and generous heart that will be missed dearly by her loved ones and many friends.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., and she will be laid to rest by her husband Larry and son Billy at the Memoryland Memorial Park, 808 West Jack Finney Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to any charity that aids the performing arts and/or children.
Published on October 7, 2017