Loretta
Loretta Maxine (Cotter) Hogan March 17, 1918 - December 21, 2008 Loretta Hogan passed away peacefully with family at her side in Sacramento, CA, having recently returned from enjoying an early Christmas in Seattle with her son, Joe, and his family. Born in Corning, Iowa, Loretta taught in a one room schoolhouse before moving to Redondo Beach, CA. She worked for the Douglas Company prior to her marriage to Paul Hogan in October, 1947. The couple, and their five children, lived in Torrance, CA. Loretta and Paul were founding members of St. Lawrence Martyr Parish, where the couple also helped to establish the elementary school in the 1950s. A long-time South Bay resident as well as member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Loretta was actively involved in charitable work and served as Grand Regent in the Los Angeles Diocese. She also was involved in the establishment of Little Company of Mary Hospital. Following a stroke, Loretta lived near family in Sacramento for 14 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, her parents Albert and Marie Cotter, sister Mary Patricia Cotter and brother Edwin Cotter. She is survived by her siblings Mary Sweeney of San Jose, CA, and Helen Czuleger and John Richard Cotter, both of Redondo Beach, CA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her children and their families: Marie Hogan (Douglas Lutgen) of Piedmont, CA, Joseph Hogan (Marcelle) of Kent, WA, and children, Jennifer (Garrick Russell and son, Ace), Michael, Daniel and Christopher (Carrie), Patrick Hogan (Catherine Furlich) of Southern CA, Catherine Hogan-Kalmanson (Michael) and children, Matthew, Daniel and Laura of Rancho Murieta, CA, and Cecelia Henry (David) and children, Alexandra and Joseph, of Sacramento, CA. A remembrance of Loretta and the great joy she brought to everyone will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Friday, January 2, 2009, beginning at 4:00 pm, with the prayer service beginning at 7:00 pm. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. A reception will follow at the home of Meriam & Bill Wilhelm. Remembrances may be sent to St. Lawrence Martyr Parish or Catholic Charities USA.

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  1. Dear Catherine and family: Please know we wish we could be with you to support your time of memorial to your mother. She invested wisely in her children and created a family dedicated to love and hard work. It must be good to return home for this dedication to her life. Hope you can take some time to remember the good times you had.

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