Betty Jane Cogliser

11/21/1925 –


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  • Memorial Service
Date: 11/21/2021
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


The family of Betty Jane Cogliser will celebrate her life of 95 years at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Betty Jane Morgan Cogliser died on September 11, 2021, of natural causes in her home in Lubbock, Texas.  We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign her virtual guestbook and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing.

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Betty was the daughter of Charles Morgan and Margaret Schuman Morgan and the wife of the late Robert (Bob) Cogliser.  She graduated from West Scranton High School in Scranton, PA, worked at the Third National Bank, and Brewster Construction Company for many years.

Betty and Bob’s early married years took them to a variety of locations in the Northeast. Betty developed an aptitude for making a home wherever she found herself.  Once daughter Claudia arrived, they established a home in Oradell, NJ, for over 25 years. Retirement to Boca Raton, Florida, also included being near daughter Claudia Cindi and her family. As Claudia’s academic career took her to Oregon, Oklahoma, and Texas, Betty moved as well, loving the role of grandmother to Joshua Izak Dobrin and Olivia Eden Dobrin.

Finding ways to be part of each new community, Betty volunteered as a docent in Buffalo, NY, as a “baby hugger” in a Florida hospital, and as a counselor in a Women’s Pre-natal clinic in Florida. Along the way, she found a hidden talent for painting beautiful watercolors. She lent her soprano voice to choirs wherever she was. A gifted Bible teacher, Betty taught women’s Bible classes in many of the churches she attended. She was a woman of strong faith and dearly loved her Savior. She was blessed with a sunny, slightly mischievous personality, a sense of adventure, and an indomitable spirit coupled with a genuine concern for others. Betty was a member of Lubbock’s Calvary Baptist Church at the time of her death.

Betty and her family enjoyed traveling to many destinations within the U. S. and internationally, including Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises.  She loved the seaside, returning as often as possible to her favorite spot, the tiny 1-square mile town of Ocean Grove, New Jersey.

Betty was predeceased in death by her husband, Robert Cogliser; her brother, Roland Morgan; stepbrothers, Robert Robbins and Sanford Robbins.

She is survived by her daughter, Claudia Cogliser; her son-in-law, William Gardner; grandchildren, Joshua Izak Dobrin and Olivia Eden Dobrin; stepsister, Joan Robbins Thorpe; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins who will miss her sorely.

Celebration of Life


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