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Mary Goosen

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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.

25 comments on “Mary Goosen”

  1. Betti Jobe (Briggs)

    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.

      1. Edna Goosen Barr

        Thank you for your thoughts and memories. Mom always spoke about you and your mom with loving memories. She thought the world of your mom. The Goosen’s

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

        • Luann Swepston-Fisher

          Edna,
          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.

            1. Edna Goosen Barr

              Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. It’s so hard to loose your parents. We just keep in mind that she is in a better place. The Goosen’s

              1. Edna Goosen Barr

                Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. It’s so hard to loose your parents. We just keep in mind that she is in a better place. The Goosen’s

              2. 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.

                • 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.

                    1. Edna Goosen Barr

                      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Time will ease the pain. Friends like you help get us through. The Goosen’s

                    2. Karen Fumich Wezner

                      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.

                        1. Edna Goosen Barr

                          Thank you for your thoughts and memories. I to remember those days of berrie picking. We had so much fun and the memories made us smile. The Goosen’s

                        2. 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. 💋

                            1. Edna Goosen Barr

                              Thanks, she did have a way of surprising folks. She will be missed. Bet she continues to surprise those in heaven with her now. Much love, The Goosen’s

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