Bogue, Lucile 1911-2005

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Bogue, Lucile 1911-2005

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born April 21, 1911, in Salt Lake City, UT; died January 25, 2005, in El Cerrito, CA. Educator, college founder, and author. Bogue was the founder and president of what has become Colorado Mountain College, as well as an author of poetry and fiction. She earned an A.A. in 1932, followed by a B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1934. She then taught grade school and high school students in Colorado through the early 1960s. In addition, from 1951 until 1957 she was a librarian and registrar for the Perry-Mansfield School of Theater. One of Bogue's major lifetime accomplishments was founding Yampa Valley College in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1962. Serving as its president until 1966, she started an institution that would eventually grow into the multi-campus Colorado Mountain College. After spending time as a world traveler, Bogue settled in El Cerrito, California, and worked as the dean of what is now the Head-Royce School until 1971. Retiring, she took up writing and completed a master's degree at San Francisco State. Bogue penned poetry, plays, novels, history books, and a biography, including such works as the verse collections Eye of the Condor (1975; revised edition, 1976) and Bloodstones (1980), the novels Salt Lake (1982) and Blood on the Wind: The Memoirs of Flying Horse Mollie, a Yampa Ute (2001), and the biography Dancers on Horseback (1984). Named Woman of the Year in 1983 by the National League of American PEN Women, she won several prizes from the National Writers Club, received a Stephen Vincent Benét Award, and won a World of Poetry Contest grand prize, among many other honors.

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San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, 2005, p. B5.