Homer Alaska - Obituaries

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Christine Helen Bogart


Christine Helen Bogart

Nov. 30, 1942-Dec. 14, 2011

Alaska resident Christine Helen Bogart, 69, died peacefully at home in Anchorage on Dec. 14, 2011.

A viewing was held Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Anchorage. A private burial will take place at a later date on the Burger family homestead in Clam Gulch, Alaska.

Christine was born on Nov. 30, 1942, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Joseph and Regina Burger, and moved to Alaska in 1970. Christine spent her life living in Nome, Kodiak, all over the Kenai Peninsula, and in Anchorage over the last 40 years. She was a member and very involved with St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Anchorage. Christine's hobbies included playing bingo, pool and singing.

"She was born in the Lower 48 but Alaska was her heart. Christine had a great sense of humor and loved to goof around. She was a very social, fun, loving sister, mother and friend. Above all, she cherished her children greatly."

Christine was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Regina Burger, her sister Corrine Heider and daughter Regina.

She is survived by her sons Richard Smith and Ned Encelewski; daughters Patricia Shanks and her husband Tom, Bernadette Bishop and her husband Michael, Nedra Encelewski, Christine Encelewski, and Nichole Encelewski; brothers Bill, Jack, Joe, Mike and Dick; sisters Tam, Kathy, Mari and Helene; as well as 12 grandchildren and many friends.

A donation will be made in the honor of Christine Helen Bogart to The Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage. Contributions can be mailed to the care of Christine Encelewski at 1611 Elcadore Drive #1, Anchorage, Alaska 99507.

Arrangements with Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory.