Eugenia Berger, 97, Burlingame: Jan. 30, 1925 – Jan. 1, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Eugenia Berger, 97, Burlingame: Jan. 30, 1925 – Jan. 1, 2023

LITTLETON, Colo. – Eugenia Hepworth Berger died peacefully at her Littleton, Colo., home on Jan. 1, 2023, at the age of 97. She passed away surrounded by her loving daughter, son-in-law and long time caregiver and friend. Eugenia was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Lawrence, Kan., and grew up in Burlingame, Kan., one of four Hepworth sisters.

She graduated from Burlingame High School, and acquired her bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas. She held two master’s degrees and a PhD from the University of Denver. Besides raising a family, she had a career as a full professor and chair of the at Metropolitan State College Department of Education, Denver, Colo. Eugenia authored the textbook, Parents as Partners in Education, that is still in use today, with revised editions added over the years.

Having been raised on a Kansas farm, Eugenia loved horses, music, hiking and the outdoors. She never avoided hard work, except on Mother’s Day.

Eugenia was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, who was also from Burlingame; eldest son; and grandson and her three sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, son, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and grandson-in-law.

She will be missed and we send her our love on her journey.

Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 , at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame.  Condolences can be left


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