stacie bablesOur friend and colleague Stacie Bables passed away on Sunday, April 5th, after a long fight with ovarian cancer. Stacie, who joined the foundation in 2006 as assistant director of finance and operations, always called us her “Hogg family,” and the feeling was entirely mutual.

She was a loving, intelligent, funny, forceful, phenomenal woman, and it was a gift for us to have the time with her that we did. We’ll miss her.

Funeral services will be held at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 11. There will also be a reception with food after the service. Here’s a link to directions: Dr. Lynda Frost, director of planning and programs, will say a few words on behalf of the Hogg Foundation.

Along with her work for Hogg, her family, friendships, and faith were important to her. She served on the advisory council of Mount Sinai Christian Academy, along with numerous other volunteer and community service activities.

Here is her obituary in the Waco Tribune. Here’s a 2010 staff profile that gives an idea of what made her special. We were delighted that she was able to grace us with her presence one more time, at her birthday celebration on March 27. It was like old times.

For those who would like to do something on a personal level, Stacie’s family is requesting that donations be made in memory of Stacie to the Mount Sinai Christian Academy ( or to the American Cancer Society (

We’ll miss you, Stacie.