Bogie said her favorite memory from her time in the Auxiliary was the huge Fourth of July celebration that the group used to organize in the 1950s. She also said, back then, a member had to work her way up the ranks from treasurer to secretary, and eventually to president, which Bogie said she achieved one year.
Petersen said Bogie also served as Treasurer of the Oxford Historical Society.
“She knows everyone!” Petersen said. “She was a great secretary. She was very loyal and went to every meeting. It’s taken two people to replace her!”
Corker called Bogie’s 61 years of membership and service “outstanding,” but said it is not unheard of, as members of the Auxiliary community tend to be dedicated and long-term members.
Petersen said Bogie’s excellent memory and pleasant disposition were just two attributes that made her such a good secretary and Auxiliary member.
“Barbara is a really nice person,” Petersen said. “We were all thrilled she was able to get this recognition. It’s a minor thing for everything she has done. She’s meant so much to all of us.”