Mary Goosen

Mary Elizabeth (Moran) Goosen, 81, of Gaylord, Michigan passed from this life at home, in her sleep, Saturday March 9, 2019.

She was born January 4, 1938 in Detroit Michigan to Theodore and Wilma (Breece) Moran.

She graduated from Dominican Catholic School in the Detroit area. Mary moved to Wolverine where she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 15 years, caring for the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.  She enjoyed helping with events for Special Olympics. Mary moved to Gaylord and worked seven years at Mayfair Plastics and helped with Relay for Life.  She was an avid reader who enjoyed a variety of books, she was a collector of books. She also enjoyed gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Wilma; brother Theodore “Joe” Moran; ex-husband, David Goosen, and brother in law, Dave Bunker.

She is survived by her family Edna (Steve) Barr; Sherri (Nick) Daniel; Kaila and Zoey; Denise (Darrell) Bowe; Hunter, Brianna, and Morgan; Patricia Goosen; Danyell (Matt) Hamblin, and Annabell; Theodore (Teresa) Goosen; Theodore and Jason; Timothy (Teresa) Goosen; Megan (Brian) Trempe, and expected baby boy; Brooke (Michael) Chalambaga, David (Cathy) Goosen II; David III, Chad, Kameron; Beth Miller; Sara (Mickey) Conn; Austin (Karen); Aiden, Weston; Dalton, Mickea; Steven (Niki) Miller, Helen, Teddy Miller, Sabreana (Brandon) Mastaw, Dominic, (Dean II), Dean III, expected baby girl; Shawn Goosen; 2 sister in laws Rita and Barb, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as numerous special friends.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday March 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Corwith Township Hall, 8170 Mill St, Vanderbilt, MI 49795.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.


  1. Betti Jobe (Briggs) March 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    My love and prayers to all of you. I’ve known Mary my whole life and she was a super lady. My mother’s life long friend, she will be missed.

  2. Brenda Hoult March 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. With Love, Mark and Brenda Hoult

  3. Luann Swepston-Fisher March 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know. Hugs my friend, safe travel home.

  4. PENNY RYCKMAN March 13, 2019 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    So sorry for you all. Mary was a sweet woman, she will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  5. John higley March 13, 2019 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Sending my condolences to the Goosen family.

  6. Jeff Moran March 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tim, David and families. We didn’t know your Mom but she raised a couple of fine sons and that’s a wonderful reflection of her.

  7. Jean (Przybyla) and Don Bosworth March 13, 2019 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Sending thoughts and prayers for the family.

  8. Elizabeth Dubey March 14, 2019 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Big hug Edna. This must be so hard.

  9. Tammy Davis March 14, 2019 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Our heart goes out to your family for your precious loss. I can’t take away your pain, tears and sadness, but please know we care.

  10. Karen Fumich Wezner March 14, 2019 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    I remember Mrs. Goosen back in the mid 1970’s when my family used to drive North and we’d pick blueberries with her and Mrs. Rita Bunker. Very fond memories of her kindness and sense of humor. My sympathies to her family.

  11. Diana bunker March 15, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Aunt Mary was an amazing lady. I will always remember the relay for life, we stayed up all night listening to rock and roll!! She really surprised Marvie, my son, on her music collection. ❤️😊 She was a free spirited woman. I will miss her, she was loved. 💋

  12. Martha Hughes March 15, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Prayers for the entire family, at this time of loss of your loved one.

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