Laurel Ann Waide Goossen, known to most of us as Lori, lost the battle with cancer that she had been fighting since 2009, and was taken home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in Fresno, CA.
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter, Lori touched many lives through her years here with us.
Lori was born on March 17, 1962, in Dinuba, CA, to proud parents Jim and Dolores Waide. She was raised in Dinuba and graduated from Dinuba High School in 1980. She married her long time sweetheart, Bryan Goossen, in 1983. Lori was highly involved in the women’s groups and nursery at the church she attended.
Lori and Bryan took in many foster children, and mentored their mothers through the Bethany Christian Services over the years.
Lori is survived by her husband, Bryan Goossen; her parents, Jim and Dolores Waide; her children, Matt and his wife, Lauren, Kristen, Kellie, and Kalyn; her grandson, Kenton, as well as many other family members and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012, the Reedley Cemetery, with a memorial ceremony following at 11:00 a.m. at the Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church.
We would like to thank the California Oncology Office, Dr. Christopher Perkins and entire office staff, as well as Nancy Hinds Hospice Home in Fresno for the exceptional care they provided.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the M.O. M.’s Group at the Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church.