Herbert Gould

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Herbert Gould

Des Moines

Rev. Herbert R. Gould, 90, of Des Moines, IA, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Wesley Acres in Des Moines following a brief illness.

Celebration of life services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington, IA. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on the same date at the same location. Interment with military honors will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, IA. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Wesley Acres Gratuity Fund, which benefits the direct caregivers at Wesley Acres, where Herbert received their kind and loving care. Online condolences may be sent for Rev. Gould's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com

Herbert was born January 29, 1924, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Clem and Nora (Harris) Gould. He graduated from Winston High School in Winston, MO. He attended Central Missouri College and graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1945. Herbert served in the Navy during World War II where he was an Assistant Navigator on the Phaon supply and repair ship. Following his time in active duty, he served in the Naval Reserves where he attained the rank of Lt. Commander and served as a Naval Chaplain. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Darnel on September 7, 1946 in Washington, IA. Following his marriage, Herbert attended Asbury Seminary in Lexington, KY, where he received his Bachelors of Divinity degree.

Rev. Gould was a United Methodist Minister in the Iowa Annual Conference for more than forty years. He served congregations in Coin, New Sharon, Missouri Valley/Modale, Oakland, Hawarden/Ireton, Des Moines (Union Park Methodist Church), New London and Marshalltown (Bethany and Morrow churches). Following his retirement in 1998, Herbert and Dorothy moved to Des Moines where he volunteered as a Chaplain at Wesley Acres for ten years. He was an active member of the Sertoma Club for many years. Herbert faithfully supported his children and grandchildren in their varied musical and athletic endeavors.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gould of Des Moines, IA; son, Gene (Judy) Gould of Bedford, TX; son David Gould of Chicago, IL; daughter, Marilyn (Myron)Maurer of Winfield, IL; daughter, Emily (Brad) Chafa of Johnston, IA; son, Phil (Elizabeth) Gould of Chicago, IL; eight grandchildren: Dylan, Bevan, and Madelyn Gould; Brian, Eric and Hagan Maurer; Alex and Shane Chafa; and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Eleanor Bollinger of Ventura, CA; brother, Richard (Lucy) Gould of Chico, CA; sister, Mary McLean of Portland, OR; and brother, Charles Gould and wife Ditas of Las Vegas, NV.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Martha Groves.

Funeral Home
Jones & Eden Funeral Home
116 E Main St Washington, IA 52353
(319) 653-2105
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 7, 2014
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