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Marjorie Tinsley Vogt

Nov. 27, 1927 – Jan. 25, 2020


FERRIDAY— Services for Mrs. Marjorie Tinsley Vogt, 92, of Ferriday, who died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Ferriday, who died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ferriday.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 12 noon until service time Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Vogt was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Dykesville, Louisiana, in Claiborne Parish and attended the local schools there.  After graduating from the Charity School of Nursing in Shreveport, Louisiana, she came to Ferriday in 1948 where she married Dr. Eugene Vogt and then worked as his nurse.  Despite the rigors of a full-time job and the rearing of four boys that began to come along, she plunged into civic activity, joining and devoting precious time to the Ferriday Garden Club.

She assisted the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office in supervising and planting the gardens at the correctional facilities and served on the committee to refurbish the old courthouse grounds.

In April 2008, Mrs. Vogt was inducted into the Circle of Roses by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation for being an avid gardener and sharing her time and talents with the community. On August 9, 2008, the Louisiana Secretary of State declared “Marjorie Vogt Day” recognizing her service to Concordia Parish and Ferriday. Through her beautification efforts, she spent many hours preparing the town for the cleanest city contests and decorating the street posts for the holidays. Ferriday residents will remember the site of “Ms. Marjorie” up in the bucket of the utility truck assisting city workers in hanging lights. In December of 2008, the city acknowledged her contributions by asking her to preside as Grand Marshall of the Ferriday Christmas Parade.

She also served on the Ferriday Historical Preservation Committee as a member and was active in the Ferriday Chamber of Commerce.Marjorie Vogt was a dedicated member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, serving as president of the Altar Society and supervising the placement of floral decorations during special events. She was one of the church’s most assiduous fundraisers.
A life-long library user, Mrs. Vogt became a member of the Concordia Parish Library Board in 1991, serving as its president for two years.  Under her leadership, the library passed a tax renewal with a 90% approval rating. She assisted with the tough decisions for two multi-million dollar construction projects for the public library.  She welcomed and greeted citizens at nearly all the library’s programs for many years.  She acted as a mentor and sounding board for the library director; and she annually made hundreds of rum cakes for community agencies with which the library partnered for programming and other activities.  Mrs. Vogt always expressed in some manner the library’s appreciation to citizens and other agencies. She represented Concordia Parish on the Northeast Trustee Trail Blazer Board of Commissioners from 2002 to 2014.

In March 2009, Mrs. Vogt traveled to Baton Rouge to receive the Louisiana Library Association’s prestigious James O. Modisette Award for Library Trustees acknowledging her service to public libraries.

Mrs. Vogt was a role model for a life filled with community service and a devoted wife, mother of four sons, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Eugene Vogt Jr.; her parents, Joseph Loyce Tinsley and Etta Estelle Butcher Tinsley; and granddaughter, Ashley Vogt.

Survivors include four sons, Eugene “Goo” W. Vogt III and wife, Laura, of Anchorage, Alaska, Joseph Patrick Vogt Sr. and wife, Merida, of Monroe, Louisiana; Shannon D. Vogt of Ferriday, and Michael T. Vogt and wife, Sara, of Aguasealientes, Mexico.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Margaret Catherine “Maggie” Vogt, Melissa Ann Vogt, Joseph Patrick Vogt Jr. and his mother, Melanie Kennedy, Robert Harrison Vogt, Ainsley Smith and husband, Brandon, Blake Robinson and wife, Lauren, James Michael Vogt and wife, Shenna, Alejandro de Luna, Zara de Luna, Paloma de Luna, Catherine Vogt Sullivan and husband, Chris, Christopher Vogt and Gavin T. Vogt.

Marjorie Vogt is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Stella Blue Holverson Vogt, Abbigail Smith, Barrett Smith, Victoria de Luna, Sofia de Luna, Gael de Luna, Hunter Michael Vogt, Trinity Rose Devereux, Sarah Ashley Vogt, Hayes Sullivan, Jax Sullivan, Harlon Vogt and Hayden Vogt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Concordia Parish Library or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.