Bonnie Michelle (Forcier) Ogden, 48, passed away on August 5, 2017 at her home in Brandon, Florida after an arduous 4+ year battle with breast cancer. She was a wonderful daughter to Francoise and Bob Forcier, wife to Michael Ogden, mother to Devin, Josh and Caitlyn Ogden and beloved sister to Mickey Trieschmann and brother Rob Forcier (deceased) and will be missed by countless relatives and friends.
Bonnie was born on October 24, 1968 in Biddeford, Maine. Her father’s US Air Force career moved Bonnie’s family to Germany in 1972 where Bonnie mastered the language, served as the Furstenhagen Carnival Princess and excelled in her competitive German dance group. After graduating German high school in 1985, Bonnie graduated Hampton High School, Virginia before following in her father’s footsteps by joining the USAF in 1987. During her 8 years of decorated service, Bonnie deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm where she met her husband. At the birth of their second child, Bonnie transitioned to the civilian service where she proved to be a driven professional as she served our nation as Secretary and Unit Program Coordinator for the USAF until 2013 and was honored by winning the 47th Flying Training Wing 2012 Civilian Category 2 Employee of the Year. During her husband’s nine deployments, Bonnie mastered the art of being both mother and father while working full time and completing her BA in Management in Computer Information Systems in 2004 from Park University.
Her family’s military career enabled them to travel the world where they served in Texas, Germany, Virginia, England and Florida. She was incredibly talented, sweet, caring, and generous and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to be part of her life.
Bonnie requested to be cremated and no formal service. In lieu of flowers, she requested that you make donations to your favorite charity.
What a classy lady! I met Bonnie in Laughlin AFB almost 9 years ago, and she was such an exceptional woman! Hard worker, very efficient, VERY cool, calm and collected, and always with that smile, even in the worst of times… by far, one of my favorite people in TX. I feel privileged to have worked with her.
There you were, July 5, 1991 standing behind the food serving line at the dining facility at Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia where you were keeping all of the food service employees in check. That’s the first time I saw you. A few days later I got to chat with you on the phone and within a few days we became best friends. Less than 4 months later, we were married and off to Germany to start amazing our lives together. Three wonderful children and 9 moves later, we finished so strong…finding that loving, caring friendship all over again. You made me who I am today. Thank you for being the best part of me. I will always cherish you and you will be a part of my every day life in mind and spirit. I love you…I always have and I always will…Always, 4-Ever & a Day!
My Deepest Sympathies to Mrs. Ogden’s family and friends. Many prayers during this difficult time. It is with great honor that I add Mrs. Ogden to the Gulf War Veteran’s Memorial page for her faithful service during the Gulf War. It is because of people like Mrs. Ogden that we enjoy the freedoms we have today. Mrs. Ogden is an American hero and her sacrifices for our country will never be forgotten. You can visit her memorial at https://www.facebook.com/HonorGulfWarVsterans/