Gooch, Mary Ester (Johnson)
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67 of Tempe, Arizona passed away on February 10, 2014. Mary was born March 29, 1946 in Rockford Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Alice Johnson. She has two surviving siblings Ginger Allen and William Johnson. Mary is also survived by a loving husband John Gooch and one son Ryan Gooch and four daughters, Jennifer (Dean) McCleve, Kelly (Steve) Deming, Lesley (Nathan) Scoresby, Michelle (Justin) Gardner and 13.5 grandchildren. Mary received a Bachelor Degree from Brigham Young University in Education and a Master Degree in Special Education from Arizona State University. She thoroughly enjoyed her 20 year teaching career at Mesa High. Her greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother and grandmother. Mary was always a strong devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her testimony of the Savior is evident by the kindness she showed to anyone who knew her. Mary will sincerely be missed. Viewing at Bunkers Family Funeral Feb. 14, 6-8pm. Funeral Services Feb.15 , 10am at LDS Church 6001 S. Lakeshore Dr. Tempe, AZ 85283
Published in The Arizona Republic from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014