January 7, 1923 ~ March 31, 2011
Barbara Wick Cogswell
Barbara Cogswell, born January 7, 1923, passed away on March 31st surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, she went to North School, Ocean View and Pier Avenue schools and graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1941.
She met Ben Cogswell in the 8th grade and they became close friends. Their friendship strengthened through the next 4 years at R.U.H.S. Ben got his call to the Army and joined in 1942, however Barbara got him before the Army did. Barbara and Ben were married in December 1942. She is survived by her husband, four children and many grandchildren. She was editor of the Santa Monica Junior College newspaper, and was active in many groups including P.E.O. and many church groups, Red Cross and others.
Her strongest gifts were her sense of humor, hospitality, strong faith and mischievous twinkle in her eyes. She will truly be missed by her family and extensive circle of friends.
God will greet her with open arms.
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