Life Story / Obituary
Evelyn Martina (Johnson) Ogren, 80, died Thursday, the 28th of September after a long illness. A longtime resident of Muskegon, Tina worked at Brunswick Corporation in the 1960s, SD Warren paper company in the 1970s and Plumbs Supermarket in the 1980s. During this time, she also raised seven children, cared for elderly relatives and developed a successful business as a furniture upholsterer.Tina was a committed Jehovah's Witness and enjoyed preaching the good news of Jehovah's Kingdom to many, including her children, three of whom became baptized servants of Jehovah.Tina had a strong love of family, food and the outdoors. She was an excellent cook, and her children still talk about the delicious bread and cinnamon buns that came from her kitchen. She was a strong, self-confident woman who was comfortable with everyone; she had an innate goodness and a keen sense of humor that shined through, even in her last days.Tina was predeceased by her daughter, Stephanie and her sisters, Joanne McAvoy and Mary Anderson.Tina leaves behind a large, loving family who will miss her and hold many fond memories of her. She is survived by her brother Brian Harold Johnson, her ex-husband, RK William Ogren, children William "Kirk" Ogren, Daniel Ogren, Rhonda Lomupo, Marijo Sherrod, Heather Dulinski, Eric Ogren and Clint Johnson. Tina had 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who brought much joy and pride to her in her later years.
A memorial service will be held for Tina at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Muskegon in mid-October.