Elizabeth “Betty” Whitaker Hogan, formerly of Dothan, Alabama, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones at Bethany House in Auburn. She was born in Sarasota, Florida, on Aug. 20, 1926, and grew up in Dundee, Alabama, on a family farm.

Betty was employed at Fort Rucker in Dale County, Alabama as a helicopter parts specialist for over 55 years. She loved her career and was fondly remembered. Betty was usually “going” somewhere and never stayed idle very long. Betty also loved her pets Hogan, Penny, Princess and Zoey and had the magic touch with all animals that she came in contact with, especially ones she adopted.

She was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother and retired at the end of her life to live with her daughter and son-in-law in Salem, Alabama. She enjoyed family gatherings and sharing special facts about Archaeology, Speleology and Aeronautics. Crossword puzzles, reading and absorbing new facts were also her favorite pastimes.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Vicki Hogan Hayes (John) of Salem, Alabama, and her grandchildren Susan Hayes Mabry (Luke) of Aiken, South Carolina, Jenny Hogan Watson (Charles) of Mobile, Alabama, and William Daks Hogan (Suzie) of Dothan, Alabama. Betty is also survived by her grandchildren, Taylor Mabry of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Luke Mabry Jr. of Clemson, South Carolina, and Marley, Sophie, Jillian and Will Hogan Jr. of Dothan. Betty is preceded in death by her grandmother Myrtis Jones Peacock, and her mother, Mabel Peacock Whitaker, and her son, William “Bill” Kermit Hogan.

Online expressions of sympathy for the family may be left by visiting www.jeffcoattrant.com. And a special thanks to the wonderful caretakers at Bethany House, especially Dawne, Dina, Breanna, and Martha. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or East Alabama Humane Society, Inc.


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