Theodore Calvin Hogsett, passed away from natural causes on Friday, January 8, 2021. “Ted” was the son of Fred and Lucille Hogsett and grandson of Fred and Mary Hammond of Magdalena, New Mexico. Ted attended New Mexico Military Institute, going on to attend New Mexico State University where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering.
Upon completion of college, Ted received his 2nd Lt. Commission in the U.S. Army and was posted to Ft. Belvoir, Virginia for Officer Basic Training. He then entered the Army Reserves and spent seven years in the 8th Corp.
The next twenty-three years Ted worked as a Civil Engineer, both as a self-employed Consulting Engineer and with several National Engineering firms.
In 1973 Ted opened the Southwestern Gallery of Art in Old Town and the Southwestern School of Art where he taught art for eighteen years, touching the lives of over 3,000 art students in that time. Throughout his life, Ted loved painting and found his purpose through his passion for art.
Ted is survived by his wife Martha, daughters Mary Lou Hooker and husband Andy Hooker, Carol and husband David George, Sandra and James Coleman and Teddie Sue and husband Rick Mooday. He has 11 grandchildren, Katherine, Sara, Caroline, Ian, Ashlee, Lindsay, Jamie, Kyle, Jennifer, Emme and Jack, and by two great-grandsons, Weiland and River as well as many nieces and nephews too numerous to list. All were loved by him as well.
Ted loved his family, his art and his childhood home of Magdalena where some of the happiest days of his life were spent.
Ted was a member of Del Norte Baptist Church where his service will be held Tuesday, January 12, at 11:00 a.m
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