In Memory

Dolores Coppel Bogard

Dolores Coppel Bogard was born on January 29, 1929, in Denver, Colorado, where she lived with her parents and sister until 1944, when the family moved to San Antonio.

She enrolled in Alamo Heights High School and graduated in 1946 during the polio epidemic. She then attended Hockaday School for Girls in Dallas for one year before transferring to the University of New Mexico, which she left after only one semester when her father was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Her mother wished to move to California after her husband's death because her family lived there, and she and her two daughters and son eventually did so after many months spent settling their affairs in San Antonio. Dolores meanwhile had met Robert Bogard, who was then a student at the University of Texas in Austin. They corresponded regularly and eventually were married on April 15, 1950. Their daughter and only child, Georgeanne, was born on August 3, 1951, but lived only a few hours.

In 1956, she and Bob moved to Paris, and eventually bought a house in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, near Cape Trafalgar and magnificent beaches. On their return several years later she resumed her studies at the University of Texas and the University of New Mexico, eventually winning a Kress Foundation Grant and her doctorate in art history.

She taught art history for the University of Maryland in Europe, Auburn University, the University of Alabama, and others.

In 1991, she and her husband retired and returned to San Antonio.