Richard Bogert

Profile Updated: June 9, 2020
Richard Bogert
Richard Bogert

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Richard Bogert

Now

Richard Bogert

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Kennewick, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Suzan Bogert
Homepage: www.bogertgroup.com
Occupation: Inventor/innovator
Children: Suzan and I have a blended family of three young adults. Robin born 1983, Holley born 1984 and Nick More…born 1986. Robin is the oldest at 31. She is a Pacific Northwest College of Art Graduate living in the Portland Or area and makes art and is a healthcare worker. Holley is 30 and a business graduate of WSU. She worked for the family company a while but now manages a funeral home and event center. Nick is 29 and works with me as a production team manager. He also is the father of 2 of my grandsons that I dearly love.
Brief Bio:

After graduation, I worked with my father for a while on the family farm. I married in 1972. I just wasn't that happy being a farmer. I had learned to fly while in high school and loved it. I thought I could be a bush pilot or mission pilot but my eyes were not good enough for a commercial medical. I ended up going to aircraft maintenance school in 1975.

A lot has happened since then so far as my work life goes. I've managed to follow my dream and work hard at it. I founded Bogert Aviation in 1983, Bogert International Inc., Bogert Manufacturing Inc, SAFE JACK and Uncle Norm's Marine Products are other companies that I began and are operating today.

On a personal level, I married young to a girl I didn't really know all that well and it didn't turn out happy. Almost 23 years ago I met my wife Suzan. We would just hang out together and it was fun. After almost three years of that we married and it's been great ever since. It's still fun all the time. Between us we have three good kids, two son-in laws and 5 grandchildren. The family motto is: "Relax, Life is Good!" and it is.

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Richard Bogert has left an In Memory comment for Jim White.
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Nov 12, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Jim was wicked smart. There was no doubt. A funny guy and very personable, I can imagine that he was a great teacher and a awesome human being.  

 

Richard Bogert has left an In Memory comment for Gary Prill.
Nov 12, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Gary and I kept up with each other after we got out of high school. I was at his wedding at Ft Lewis where he married Linda. She seemed to keep him in line. He was a character to be sure. He loved a good joke and he would laugh louder than anyone. 

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Nov 01, 2020 at 7:08 PM

Maria, have not seen you in a long, long, long time but I hope you are doing well. Didn't realize you were in Pasco. Regardless, I hope that you have a very happy birthday when the day comes and that someone does something r3eally nice for you.

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Sep 22, 2020 at 6:23 AM

Hey! I'm not late this year wishing you a Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a good one. On another note, I noticed your husbands name... pretty cute! I like it!

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Sep 01, 2020 at 9:20 AM

Mark, Sorry for being a day late in wishing you a happy birthday. I hope it was a good one!

Richard Bogert posted a message.
Sep 01, 2020 at 8:25 AM

Hey there! WE keep having birthdays!! That's a good thing. Happy birthday to you...and many more. My wife and I bought a small place in Sun City Grand. She thinks she wants to winter there so I might be down that way this winter for a bit.

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Jun 20, 2020 at 4:21 PM

Posted on: Jun 18, 2020 at 8:43 AM

Cindy, Happy birthday to the little red headed girl!! I am sure glad I got to go to school with you. Hope you have a ridiculously awesome day!!

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Jun 11, 2020 at 1:29 AM

Posted on: Jun 09, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Hey there! I know I'm early but I don't know when I will get another chance to leave you a note. I would like to wish you a very good birthday and I hope someone does something extra special for you.

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Apr 11, 2020 at 11:10 AM

Hi Dick, how are things with you?
I finally retired in November 2019 and am finishing putting together my last two classics, a 35 Ford truck and a MACH 1 428 CJ, fun stuff.
How is the business going? Hope to see you at the 50th.
Dan

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Dec 30, 2019 at 7:02 AM

Sue, Another year and another 365 days of memories. I want to thank you for another year of shared memories. I know we have not seen each other face to face but it is pretty wonderful to be able to stay connected through FaceBook. I don't always respond but I do read them all. Hsappy Birthday. I hope it is going to be an awesome one. I hope you can plan to come to the class reunion. It's our 50th ,(Ugh!!) It is very hard to believe that it has been 50 years.

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Dec 01, 2019 at 1:35 AM
Richard Bogert posted a message.
Nov 09, 2019 at 7:34 AM

Happy birthday!! I realize its belated. Hope you are doing well. I just noticed that all your kids names start with D. My first wife's family also had 5 kids and their names all started with a D.
A pointless fact. Regardless, I hope you are happy.
Regards,
Richard W. Bogert

Richard Bogert posted a message.
Oct 22, 2019 at 8:18 AM

Nancie, I want to be the first to wish you a very happy birthday. I was going to comment on your young grand children but then I noticed that you have not updated your profile in more than 9 years. Regardless, I hope your kids, grand kids and Bob make your birthday a very special one for you.

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Oct 03, 2019 at 3:08 PM

Posted on: Sep 30, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Debbie, I see that I am a day late so I want to wish you a belated birthday wish. I hope you had a wonderful day. Hey, we have to be happy with any day we get.
Anyway....Happy Birthday!!

Richard Bogert posted a message.
Sep 04, 2019 at 2:44 PM

Mary, I got a notice that your 49th birthday was coming up and I just wanted to say Happy Birthday before everyone else did. I hope all is well with you. Hard to believe that we will have been out of High School for 50 years at the end of this school year. Good grief!!

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Feb 04, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Welcome aboard! You will find quite a few of our classmates on this site. Be sure to put some info in your profile.

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