Albert Hogoboom Dies

Kansas horseman died October 16.

Albert Hogoboom. PHOTO: Gene Wilson & Associates

Kansas horseman Albert Hogoboom of El Dorado, Kansas, died October 16 at the age of 81.

Albert's life began June 9, 1934, in El Dorado, the son of Virgil Carl and Mary (Cundell) Hogoboom.

He is the founder and owner of Albert Hogoboom Oil Field Trucking.

Albert is a past president of the Kansas Quarter Horse Racing Association, and bred and raced a number of good horses. A 20-year breeder, he and his wife, Shirley, bred 45 winners from 75 starters and the earners of more than $861,000, including stakes winners Dazzle Demon, Ice Is Nice, Ice Dreams and A Moment. They raced Dash For Cash Derby winner The Shogun ($374,052) and stakes winner Jumbo Pacific ($235,002). They also bred the Afton Don mare Dawn Is On, a stakes-placed runner who produced an impressive five stakes winners, lead by Ice Dreams ($115,011), On Black Ice ($109,544) and Ice Eyes ($94,482).

Albert's contributions to the El Dorado community are almost too numerous to count. He served on the board of directors at Susan B. Allen Hospital and was instrumental in helping Butler Community College construct their new stadium; he was a member of the Patmos Masonic Lodge #97 and the Kansas Oil and Gas Association. He enjoyed travelling in his RV with the Kansas Twisters Motor Homes. Albert supported the Kansas Oil Museum, USD 490 Partner in Education, Butler Community College, and so many other worthy organizations and sincerely believed in giving back to his hometown.

He is survived by his loving family, which includes his wife, Patty Hogoboom of El Dorado; daughter, Kathy (Loren) Jack of El Dorado; grandchildren, Missy Jack, Mindy Akery, Lindy McCormack, Jed Kocher, Leta Kocher, and Dusty Kocher; several great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Tami Hogoboom of El Dorado; brother, Virgil Carl "Jr." (Florence) Hogoboom of El Dorado; sister, Clydie Dugan of Buffalo, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by Shirley in 2010; son, Carl Hogoboom; and brother, Paul Hogoboom.

His family will gather with friends on from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, at the Carlson Funeral Home- Colonial Chapel, El Dorado, to visit and share stories of Albert.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, at BG Products Stadium, El Dorado, led by Pastor Stan Seymour and eulogist Dick A. Morris III.

Memorial contributions in Albert's name may be directed to the Kansas Oil Museum or First Christian Church.

Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Albert at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.