Carolyn Marie (Elking) Bogs

October 29, 1961 - June 14, 2004

Carolyn Marie Elking Bogs, age 42 of Plano, TX passed away June 14, 2004. She was born October 29, 1961 in Clayton, MO to George and Rita (Kosman) Elking. She married Fred Bogs on October 14, 1989 in Plano. She was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Plano. She is survived by her husband, Fred Bogs of Plano; sons, Michael Bogs, Andrew Bogs, and Daniel Bogs, all of Plano; father, George Elking of Plano; brother, George Elking III and wife Ronda of Plano; sisters, Linda Foster and husband Pete of Plano and Susan Grabar and husband Mario of Irving, TX. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rita Elking. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 18, 2004, ST. MARK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1201 Alma, Plano. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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My sincere condolences. Charles C. Jordan, June 21, 2004 Fred, Please know that you and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers. The only way to make any sense out of this is that God has a higher calling for your Carolyn. If we can be of any help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will find us in the Shepard directory. Always remember Carolyn will always be with you all. Ron, Susan & Shelby Culver Ron,Susan & Shelby Culver Susan, Ron, & Shelby Culver, June 19, 2004 Our deepest sympathy to your family. Your neighbors at 2501 Windsor The Idrissi family Kawtar A Idrissi, June 19, 2004 Bill & I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Carolyn. Even tho we never met her, we are friends of Susan and can only imagine what a terrible loss this is to all of you. Grace Hunt, June 18, 2004 I was blessed to meet you and your family many years ago,as you and your family always met up at poor richards cafe for a meal.Your kids always well dressed,very well behaved.I want to thank your family for reminding us all just how special a family bond is.your smiles and laughter made my job at poor richards easy.your father George & your mother Rita must have been incredible parents,to have raised such a loving as yours.thank you again for reminding us all just how important family and friends are to us all.God Bless You & he have done his job well.My deepest thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Brenda Lane Brenda Michele Lane, June 18, 2004 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy . Your friends and neighbors, Mike and Trisha Young Mike & Trisha Young, June 18, 2004 Our sincere condolences to you and your family in this great loss...May the Lord comfort you all in this time of great sorrow Henry F. Carter, June 17, 2004 What I will always remember most about Caroline is her beautiful smile and wonderful personality, she always had a smile. I met her 13 years ago and always considered her a friend. What a wonderful person and mother. She will defintely be missed and I know all of you have a huge void in your life right now. To all of you, if I don't see you, my prayers are with you now and always - I am so sorry. Shawn Pemberton Shawn Pemberton, June 17, 2004 When my brother, Brooks, told me of Carolyn's passing, my first words were, "Oh my gosh - she taught me everything!" Carolyn trained me as a waitress at Fishmonger's and I had both the pleasure and honor of working with her for about three years. It became obvious to me quickly, just who was the workhorse or the nuts and bolts of service at Fishmonger's. Carolyn trained me to do the best, most efficient work because she wouldn't have stood for anything less on her watch. She was serious about quality; never afraid of hard work and carried that out while almost always being happy or just downright joyful. She lit up the restaurant! Her laugh was infectious. People would gather around to see what had Carolyn so tickled - and she would gladly share the story or joke again with you. All the while laughing aloud and leaning in to squeeze your arm or pat you on the back to further share and deepen the moment. There were many customers who would wait as long as necessary to be waited on by Carolyn. I was very impressed by that and influenced by her talents. I not only had tremendous respect for her work ethic, but for her qualities as a friend. In watching her be a friend to my brother and his caregiver to his children; I observed kindness, loyalty and selflessness. In life we meet people under certain situations. People come and go from our lives. May we all hope to be the kind of person who impacts people positively and whose life is an example of all that is good and honorable, as was Carolyn. She had an impact on my life and I am thankful for that. May God comfort you all in this time of sorrow. Kendra Kendall McMurray Kendra Kendall McMurray, June 17, 2004 Having known Carolyn for many years, the memory that I will never erase is that of the sparkle in her eyes and the never ending smile. Carolyn was there for me many times over the years with the caring and compassion that few can offer. Fred and the boys must remember that although most will never know your pain, she would want you to carry on. Make her proud of the lives you lead and always remember you hold her warm and precious smile within your heart. All of my love, deepest sympathy and prayers to the Bogs and Elking families. Tracey Biles, June 17, 2004 My deepest sympathy. I am a former co-worker and friend of her father George Elking. James E Robinson, June 17, 2004 DEBBIE AND I EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO FRED AND THE BOYS. CAROLYN WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO MY SON GLENN, HIS WIFE STEPHANY,AND HIS BOYS HANK AND SAM. GLENN'S DAD STEVE HARRISON, June 17, 2004 Deepest condolences from a Shepard mom. Thais Alexander, June 17, 2004 My prayers go out to the family. It is a very difficult and sad time and may God be with you. Mary E. Melvin, June 17, 2004 I met Carolyn 25 years ago in high school. Over the past 25 years our paths crossed many times although we never had much interaction. We knew the same people but we never had any 'one on one' dealings. I have spent a lot of time over the years with George and Rita, Linda and Susan, Fred and Peter, but Carolyn and I were never close. Then came Dave Henry's illness. George notified me about Dave's situation and I was able to visit Dave in the hospital and speak with him one last time. I asked George what we could do for Dave's family, etc. George said to call Carolyn. I was very apprehensive to do so as, I said above, Carolyn and I were not 'freinds' in the true meaning of the word. I made the call to Carolyn. Carolyn was out so I left a message. Not only did Carolyn call me back that evening, we spoke for about an hour like we were freinds for years. Carolyn made me feel so good about making the call. We then went on to call each other four or five times right up until Dave's funeral. Carolyn and I spoke about everything from her Mom, her Dad, her sisters, and her life with Fred and her boys. Carolyn was so full of happyness each time we spoke. She had nothing but love in her voice when she spoke of the kids and Fred. It sounded like she was a newlywed and a new mother, not someone who had been married for 15 years and someone who had growing boys. My time here on earth was short with Carolyn. I now feel so blessed that, although under the horrible circumstances of how we became freinds, that I was able to 'meet' first hand that great gal that I had only heard about for 25 years. To Fred and the boys I can only offer prayers for your future and to know that you will now have Carolyn and Rita watching over you seeing your lives continue on only from a different view. Rita has a great companion again. May God bless Carolyn Marie Elking Bogs and the Bogs and Elking families. Don Kelly, June 17, 2004 Caroline welcomed us to our home as her neighbor when we first arrived in Plano in 1995. She cared for our children as if their were her own. She was a kind and gracious mother/coach to my children. Her three sons and my two boys and daughter loved to use our yard as their soccer/baseball/football field. We will always have fond memories of her especially the wonderful parties she hosted. John Kelly, June 16, 2004 My deepest sympathy to all of you... Lynn Swaner, June 16, 2004 You have my prayers. Jennifer Mach, June 15, 2004