It is with great sorrow and regret that we must
notify you of the death of our Classmate,
William Ogden, USMA 1961, Cullum # 23547, on March 31, 2013, in Wilmington, NC.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday
April 7, 2013 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC
28403. A Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday April 8, 2013 at St Mark Roman
Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403. Graveside service will
be held at 2:00 pm on Monday April 8, 2013 at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to St Mark Catholic Church
Tuition Assistance Program for St Mark Catholic School students, 1011 Eastwood
Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 or the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.,
Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305-1425.
Bill. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\I-2 Bill Ogden.pdf
William Ogden, age 74
of Wilmington, NC passed away peacefully at sunrise on Easter Sunday, March 31,
2013 at Davis Healthcare Center after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’ s
Bill was born on April
25, 1938 in London, England and came to the United States when he was 13 years
old, bringing his love of soccer.
He earned his B.S.
Degree at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. After resigning as
Captain from U. S. Army, he embarked on a 34 year career with General Electric
Company. Following GE Manufacturing Management Program assignments at
Hendersonville, N.C., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Evendale, Ohio, Bill joined
the Outdoor Lighting Department in 1968 as Foreman-Components Manufacturing. He
progressed through a series of management positions in Shop Operations,
Production Controls, and Process and Equipment Engineering. In 1976, Bill joined
the Meter Business as Superintendent-Single Phase Meter Manufacturing, and was
named Manager–Load Management Operations in 1979, Manager-Brazil Facilities
Project in 1980, Manager–International Production Resources in 1982, and
Manager–Manufacturing Engineering in 1985. Relocating to Wilmington in 1990,
Bill joined Nuclear Fuel and Components Manufacturing(NF&CM) as
Manager-Manufacturing Systems and Site Services. Starting in March 1991, he
spent eleven months as Acting Manager-Nuclear Fuel & Components Manufacturing
and on May 1998 Bill retired as Manager/Facilities. Bill was extremely active at
St. Mark’s Catholic Church.
Bill is survived by
his wife of 51 years, Gloria Anne Ogden and his children: Lisa Joan Ivanovic,
Bruce Robert Ogden, Susan Elizabeth Ogden and Brian Michael Ogden and his wife,
Nicole Ogden; grandchildren, Wilhelmina Blake Ogden and Katherine Blythe Ogden;
brother, Geoffrey Ogden and his wife Janice Ogden.
A gathering of family
and friends will be held from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday April 7, 2013 at Coble
Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403.
Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 11:00am on Monday April 8, 2013 at St. Mark Roman
Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Graveside service will
be held at 2:00pm on Monday April 8, 2013 at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Military
Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard.
The family would like
to thank the entire staff of Davis Healthcare for their excellent care, love and
support of Bill and his family.