Loss of a Friend

GDRST is sad that on November 29, 2017 we lost a very dear friend, Barbara Ogilvie.  Barbara was known for her compassion of senior danes and fostered over 7 senior danes for GDRST.  Barbara was also our volunteer for writing thank you cards.  Barbara was energetic, fun, and was the most positive person.  A phone call from Barbara was so uplifting. She stopped by our meet and greet a few months ago and she looked radiant. We were all thrilled to see her. God needed another angel as he took her home last week. We will all miss Barbara’s smile, words of wisdom, and loyalty to this magnificent breed. To honor Barbara, GDRST is renaming our Senior Dane Program to Barbara’s Senior Babies. Barbara is now our angel and we are so thankful for how she has touched our lives. Thank you Barbara for allowing us to be part of your wonderful life.

Below is a copy of Barbara’s Obituary.

“Barbara Wetherell Ogilvie passed away on November 29, 2017 at the age of 73, surrounded by
loved ones at her home in Spring, Texas.
She was born September 23, 1944 in Lake Forest, Illinois, the daughter of the late Carey Nelson
(Nels) Wetherell and Margaret Foster Wetherell. She earned a bachelor’s degree in literature
from Lawrence University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.
Her professional career is highlighted by her extensive work at the Metropolitan Transit
Authority of Harris County to bring about Houston’s celebrated METRORail, one of the most
traveled light rail systems in the United States.
She is preceded in death by her sister Margaret Wetherell Perfetto, and is survived by daughter
Christine Ogilvie Hendren of North Carolina, son Michael Ogilvie of Spring, Texas, stepdaughter
Shawn Ogilvie Hertzig of Illinois, stepson Donal Ogilvie of Illinois, sister Mary Wetherell Curl of
Indiana, and grandchildren Morgan, Izaiah, Charlotte, Madeline, Nathaniel, Devereux and
Faraday, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and very dear friends.
Barbara will also be missed by her many good friends at the Great Dane Rescue of Southeast
Texas where she volunteered in her retirement, providing seven elderly Danes with a safe and
loving home in their final years.
Barbara loved her life and considered every moment and experience a gift. She serves as a
shining beacon of positivity, strength and willpower for her family and friends, who are forever
grateful for her example and loving influence in their lives.
In lieu of gifts and flowers, you can honor Barbara by following her example to enjoy each
experience right in the middle of it happening. For those wishing to make a tangible gift,
donations can be made to the Barbara’s Senior Babies fund at the Great Dane Rescue of
Southeast Texas at 16516 El Camino Real #402, Houston, TX 77062-5723 or online at
www.saveadane.org (note the intended fund in special instructions to the seller).
According to Barbara’s wishes, a small family gathering will be held at her gravesite to celebrate
her life.”

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