Doris E. Bogues
On March 3,1944 around 4pm, the Shepperson and Vaughan family welcomed a baby girl, Doris Elaine Shepperson, (affectionately known as “Cookie”) into the world. She stayed at the Vaughan household until she was about 2 1/2 years old, then going to her grandmother, Dolly Shepperson’s home in Fitzhugh, VA where she grew up and attended Poplar Mount Baptist Church, James A. Green and Greentown Elementary Schools and James Solomon Russell High School. She sang in the Jr. choir and attended Sunday school and church services at Poplar Mount as a youngster.
In high school, she worked in the cafeteria, to help defer the cost of lunch. Upon graduation from high school, Doris moved to Cambridge, MA with her aunt Grace and her family, where she found jobs and took a short course in secretarial studies. Some of the jobs she held were working at a Venetian blind factory, a dispatcher at MA General Hospital, 3 different office jobs at First National Bank of Boston, secretarial jobs at Sears Roebuck, Commonwealth of MA taxation department, and 32 years at Harvard Business School as a staff assistant, from which she retired. At MA General Hospital she met her husband and the father of her 4 children, changing her name to Doris Elaine Bogues in 1963. Taking care of her children was her priority.
Her favorite pastimes were crossword puzzles, computer games, the lottery and live Bingo games, which seemed to pay off when needed.
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