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Corazon R. Vogt
Service: To be announced at a later date

Corazon R. Vogt

March 25, 1935 – January 30, 2017

Corazon Riel Vogt was born on March 25, 1935, in Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines to Drs. Bernardo and Teodorica Riel. She passed away Monday, January 30, 2017, in Gaithersburg, MD, at the age of 81 years.

She earned a BS in chemistry from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 1957 and a PhD in chemistry from Kansas State University in 1967. Cora married Cecil Eugene Hastings; they had two children together. She taught briefly at Fort Hays State University before becoming a professor and researcher at the University of Missouri. On December 12, 1974, she married James R. Vogt. They attended numerous conferences in nuclear engineering, Jim's field, and in chemistry, and they served as guest researchers at the National Bureau of Standards from 1980 to 1982.

After Jim passed away in 1985, Cora moved to Michigan and worked for Kellogg Company in Battle Creek and in quality assurance with Warner-Lambert in Holland. In the early 2000s, during retirement, she traveled and wintered in various places in Europe and the United States. She was a member of Campus Lutheran Church in Columbia, MO, and Zion Lutheran Church in Holland. Education was particularly important to her, and she supported her nieces as well as her children in their endeavors. She enjoyed gardening, playing tennis, and befriending Filipinos wherever she went. In 2011 she moved to Kindley Assisted Living in Gaithersburg.

Cora was preceded in death by her parents, second husband James, a sister, four brothers, and several in-laws.

Survivors include her children, Nelson Hastings and wife Amy of Rockville, MD, and Ernestine Moser and husband Scott of Pittsburg, KS; grandchildren, Brandon and Elizabeth Moser, and Peter Hastings; two sisters; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Viewing and graveside service will be held at 10 am, Monday, February 6, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. A memorial service in Gaithersburg will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Asbury Guild of the Asbury Foundation ( or the Alzheimer's Association.

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