Edison “Ed” W. Vogel
Jul 23, 1948 – Feb 22, 2015
Edison “Ed” Vogel covered his final story on Sunday, Feb. 22. He was assigned the impossible task of being trapped in his body, unable to communicate and to allow something beyond his control to lead the way. He was summoned to leave behind his family, friends, pets, trees, garden, baseball cards, books, flannel shirts, and chicken fried steak to report on the most important story in his four-decade journalism career. He had 66 years to prepare for this assignment. His religion was kindness. His church was his family. He fearlessly stepped into the role of stepfather to David and Powell Boyer when they were just 3 and 6 years-old. He taught them the value of hard work and pride in a job well done. But most importantly he showed them love. At age 52, he became the proud father to his daughter, Annabelle, who carried his name and was the proverbial daddy’s girl who could do-no-wrong. Despite his distinguished journalism career, which included being inducted into Nevada’s Hall of Fame, named by the Washington Post as one of the nation’s best Capitol reporters and awarded a full ride scholarship to the University of Michigan, his happiest moments were watching his children grow into accomplished men and women and enjoying burnt meatloaf from the culinary challenged skills of his wife, Carol, a journalist and political columnist. He will be profoundly missed and forever loved.