Velda Hogaboam

Velda Hogaboam, a 92-year-old Idaho native, faced the challenges of the Great Depression and her husband’s polio diagnosis with courage while successfully raising five children and earning a degree in library science.  


Her inspiring story is featured in the 2015 edition of Life Care LEADER magazine, a publication of Life Care Centers of America.


Raised in Culdesac, Idaho, one of Hogaboam’s favorite memories is winning the Nez Perce County Spelling Bee two years in a row in the 1930s. She went on to work for the Lapwai School District, starting under the leadership of Jack Finch. She began as a secretary and took college classes to eventually become a librarian.  


Hogaboam lives at Life Care Center of Lewiston and is still an avid reader; her favorite reading topic these days is politics.


To view the publication online, please click here.