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Cora Lou (Thunen) Gooch Obituary
CORA LOU GOOCH (NEE THUNEN) Cora Lou Gooch (nee Thunen), most know her as Lou, passed away in the wee hours Monday, June 25, at age 89. She was born to Charles and Louise Thunen in Crescent City, Ca. She married Tom Gooch in 1946 and had six children, fourteen grandchildren, and several great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews. She dedicated herself to raising all six of her children before pursuing her desired occupation. When the time came, she put herself through college and earned a master's degree in Speech Pathology. She spent the rest of her professional career as a speech therapist helping special needs kids at several schools in Humboldt County. She was active in amateur (ham) radio for many years as were her father, husband, and some of her children. She was active in Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Native Daughters of the Golden West (NDGW), and was a heartfelt patriot. She was an avid and prolific knitter, and loved playing bridge and cribbage. She also enjoyed her travels to the UK, Europe, and China. Lou was passionate about helping children in need. Donations to Camp Okizu (a children's cancer camp in California) or other programs benefiting children, especially those with special needs, would be truly appreciated. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com
Published in Eureka Times-Standard on July 11, 2018
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