Teddy Joy Hogle
May 2, 1932-May 14, 2023
Wife, Mother, Aunt, Friend, Bright Light
Teddy Joy Couchman Hogle was born in Wichita, KS, the only child of Jean Cardin and Theodore Couchman, for whom she was named. She met and married C. Alan Hogle, love of her life, in Queens, NY. They lived with their family in Thomaston, CT; Bowie, MD; Washington, DC; and Annapolis, MD. Teddy and Alan were unquestionably soulmates, sharing in a wide variety of interests: Redskins NFL football games, religiously, Sundays after church; camping with their family—Montreal’s Expo of 1969 and a 1977 trip across Colorado; summers spent at the farm in Jacksonville, VT; and community theater in Bowie and Annapolis, MD. Teddy was a voracious reader of books and watcher of movies across genres, welcomer of people and pets across genres, and relisher of long conversations shared over good food. Professionally, she was employed for many years as a financial analyst for the Airline Pilots Association and also served as Union President for the Union of Airline Pilots Association Professional and Administrative Employees in Washington, DC.
After early married years as a pastor’s spouse in the United Methodist Church, she took pride in her calling as a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and was grateful for the ministries of the Light Street (Baltimore, MD), West (Wilmington, DE), First Church of New Haven (CT), and Covenant Presbyterian Churches (Ft Myers, FL). She was convicted, absolutely, that in the hardest times of life we are held in the strong and tender hands of God. And in the end the answer is Love. Teddy Joy was predeceased by her parents and beloved husband (in 2012).
She is survived by her children Mark Alan Hogle (Jeanine McPherson-Hogle), Heather Jean Hogle, Robin Joy Hogle (Christian Thomson Iosso), Charles Patric Hogle; grandchildren Thomas Alan Hogle, Alexis Hogle, and Kayla Kalen; and great granddaughters Clara Joy Hogle, Alannah and Alysah McQuoid, and Elizabeth and Cattleya Kalen. There will be a Service of Witness to the Resurrection at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Boulevard in Ft. Myers on Saturday, May 27th at 11 o’clock a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Stony Point Center (multi-faith retreat center of the Presbyterian Church (USA), 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY 10980) (https://stonypointcenter.org).