Lynn Pershing Hogan was called home on March 29, 2020 at the age of 80 after a long hard-fought battle with dementia, Alzheimers and cancer. Lynn was born August 29, 1939 to Lynn Leo Hogan and Velma Elise Candies Hogan. Lynn was raised by his Aunt Alta Matherne and Uncle Morris (Yogi) Matherne.
In his younger years, he was quite the athlete and baseball player. He loved the game and passed on this talent to his granddaughter Megan. Lynn also proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was extremely proud to be a Veteran of the United States and played baseball for the Army Team. In fact, his favorite Veteran hat that he wore daily will be laid to rest with him.
Lynn retired from Witco Chemical after 33 years. His all-time favorite passion was dancing, in which he spent most of his time doing with the love of his life, Joyce. Lynn and Joyce were married on March 9, 1974. They were so happy to celebrate their recent 46th wedding anniversary together. If you want to know what true love should be, just look at them.
Lynn is leaving behind a tremendous legacy, which will live on through others. His grandson Paul said it best when he said, “the best way to remember someone you love when they pass is to pick your favorite characteristics of that person and integrate them into your own life.” We look forward to seeing him live on through his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lynn led an extraordinary life and was beloved as a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Friend and Neighbor. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Joyce Maise Hogan of Lafitte, LA. Loving grandfather of Megan Adams Troxclair (Austin) and Paul Adams, Jr, as well as, great-grandfather to Brycen and Brayden Troxclair. He is also survived by his daughter Gwen Hogan Adams and son-in-law “Buddy” Paul Adams, his daughter Kimberly Hogan Valdes (Gus), his daughter Kelli Hogan Froeschl (David), his son Lynn Leo Hogan (Soledad), brother Roy Hogan (Betty), brother Morris “Bucky” Matherne (Joann), sister Deanie Mahan (Gerald), sister Sandra Yokum, sister Debra Daigle (David), sister Beatrice Barbier (Jerry-deceased), sister Brenda Rosko (Mike), sister-in-law Henrietta Fuslier (Lou-deceased), sister-in-law Myra Coulon (Paul-deceased), sister-in-law Geraldine Coulon (Carey-deceased), sister-in-law Loretta LeBlanc (Melroy), sister-in-law Emelia Daunie (Dale-deceased), sister-in-law Gloria Maise, sister-in-law Dianna Broussard (Sterling), brother-in-law Bernard Maise. Grandfather of 13, Great-Grandfather of 6 and Uncle to several nieces and nephews.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Lynn Leo Hogan and Velma Elise Candies Hogan, his Aunt Alta Matherne, his Uncle Morris (Yogi) Matherne, his sister Faye Hogan Powell (Norman-deceased), brother Charlie Matherne (Maryann), sister Rosalie Beadle (Hubert), sister Betty Dufrene (Nunie-deceased), sister Linda Plaisance (Mike), brother-in-law Daniel Maise, Jr. and brother-in-law Randolph Maise.
The family would also like to recognize and thank the kindness and love showed to our family during this painful time from family and friends, and in addition, St. Joseph Hospice for helping us navigate this difficult journey. In addition, Pastor J Clinton Jett of Life Fellowship Community Church for officiating the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask you to remember his legacy by donating to the National Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society.
Due to the recent Louisiana Stay at Home order limiting gatherings, a private ceremony (immediate family only) will be held on on Thursday, April 2, 2020. We will be planning a Military Honors Service for him to include all his family and friends by his graveside in August for his birthday.
Falgout Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.