Martha G. Barth Ogden, 96, of 17421 18th Road, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2001, in Culver, Indiana. Mrs. Ogden was born September 1, 1904, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of William J. Barth, Sr. and Marie Catharinas. She was a graduate of Fort Wayne Art School and attended the Snow Froelich School of Industrial Art in New York, the Chicago School of Art Education and the University of Chicago. From 1924 – 1927, Mrs. Ogden was the art supervisor in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She was an art teacher in South Bend from 1927 – 1930, and then taught in Fort Wayne Junior High School. On June 18, 1936, in Chicago, she married George R. Ogden, who died in 1950. Surviving are one son, George R. Ogden, of Knox, Indiana, one daughter, Martha Ogden Arnold, of Boulder, Colorado, and three grandsons. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Ogden had lived in Culver since 1948. For seven years she taught art in area schools until retiring in 1970. She was a world traveler and an avid bird watcher. She was a member of the Culver City Federated Club and the Associate Tri Kappa. There will be no visitation or services. Mrs. Ogden had requested cremation. Contributions may be made to the Culver Union Township Public Library or the Audubon Society.
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