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Obituary for Vera Dale Hogan (Malone)

Vera “Dale” Hogan was born April 21, 1936 and was raised on a farm in Collin County. She was preceded in death by her father, King Lofton Malone from DeCalb, TN, and mother, Ethel Alta Dennis, of Jefferson, Oklahoma. They moved to Celina, TX in 1950. Her daddy grew cotton and corn. Mama and her lifelong friend, Sue Gearhart Svrcek would pick cotton so Sue could earn money for school. Vera graduated from Celina High School. She married Bobby Carl Hill and had two children (Bobby and Leisa) and resided in Dallas, Burkburnett, Celina, and then settled in Grand Prairie, TX for over 50 years. Vera was a housewife and later worked for 30 years doing data entry for a keypunch service bureau. Her second husband was Larry Hogan.

Unless you knew our mother before her onset of Alzheimer’s, you can’t really understand how sad this is for us. Our mother was the strongest woman I’ve ever met. She wasn’t afraid of anyone or anything. When it came to her kids and grandkids, she was fierce. Vera loved helping people. If anyone, stranger or not, was in need, she would be there. She volunteered at the food pantry at the Church of the Nazarene where she was a member. She loved going to the movies, shopping with her daughter and daughter-in-law, Nancy, going to the kid’s functions, dancing to disco music (she loved Elvis, Tom Jones, and Frank Sinatra to name a few). She also had a love for animals, especially dogs.
Vera is survived by her children Bobby Hill (Nancy); Leisa Moon (Michael);
“NANNY” to her cherished grandchildren, James Hill (Alejandra); Stephen Alcalan (Paulina); Cody Moon; Danielle Dillard (Andrew).

Great-Grandmother to Callie and Liliana Hill; Amélie, Alina, and Aviel Alcalan; Avery and Kamden Moon; Drew and Parker Dillard.

Mama’s written words: That I loved them (family) so much and there was never a moment when I didn’t love them. That is how I remember my mother and daddy and the great love they showed me all the days they were on this earth. I pray that my children will be the same way to their children for love is the most important thing in the world. If we always stay close and love each other then we will always be together even after we leave this world and go to Heaven.

Mama/Nanny will remain in our hearts forever and will be greatly and sadly missed.