Elaine B. Vogel, 75

Elaine B. Vogel, a homemaker and accomplished needleworker, died of a stroke March 2 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Mays Chapel resident was 75.

Elaine C. Budacz was born in Baltimore and raised on Argonne Drive. She was a 1950 graduate of Friends School and earned a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College in 1954.


She was married in 1953 to Charles C. Vogel III, who is CEO of Shepherd Electric Supply, a family business that was established in 1892.

For more than 20 years, Mrs. Vogel worked engraving name tags on power equipment that the firm sold, family members said.


Mrs. Vogel lived at Mayfair Farm in Mays Chapel, where she enjoyed gardening. In addition to her needlework, she was an active member of the Baltimore Bead Society and the Bead Society of Greater Washington.

She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton, where private services will be held.

"She will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit. She lived to make others happy," said a son, Stuart L. Vogel of Ruxton.

Also surviving in addition to her husband and son are two other sons, Scott F. Vogel of Lutherville and Spencer C. Vogel of Ruxton; and four grandchildren.