Kathleen M. Donovan 1949 - 2006 Oklahoma City
Services for Kathleen M. "Kathy" Donovan, 57, Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C., were at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Conway, Ark.Mrs. Donovan died Aug. 28, 2006, of complications from ovarian cancer. She was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Conway, the daughter of Francis T. and Elizabeth "Libby" Jones Donovan. She received an undergraduate degree from Hendrix College in Conway, a Master of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Kansas University in 1978.Mrs. Donovan taught from 1978 to 1981 at Baker University in Baldwin, Kan. She then moved to Oklahoma City and became a professor of psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma. She recently was elected to the rank of fellow by the council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She served as president of the National Academies of Science, elected member of the Science Education Committee for the American Association for Advancement of Science, executive board member of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of AAAS and executive committee member of the American Junior Academy of Science. She served as state director of the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, executive council member of the Oklahoma Academy of Science and treasurer of the Oklahoma Psychological Society.Mrs. Donovan was named a Hauptman Research Fellow at UCO, Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the American Association of University Professors and Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Psychological Society. She received the Paragon Award from Leadership Oklahoma City for her work with the YWCA. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Ronald Bogle, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Kevin Donovan Bogle, of the home; a daughter, Erin Kathleen Bogle, of the home; her stepmother, Carra Nell Donovan, Conway; two brothers, Tom Donovan, Fayetteville, Ark., and Joe Donovan, Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Ann Donovan, Fayetteville, Ginny Baldridge and husband Tony, St. Louis, and Patty Tackett and husband David, Hot Springs, Ark.; an uncle, John Harris Jones and wife Marjorey, Pine Bluff, Ark.; and many nephews, nieces and friends.