Donald 'Don' Ernest Gossett
Donald "Don" Ernest Gossett, 89, a resident of the Forest Grove community died Sunday morning, May 13, 2012 at his home in the Beehive Assisted Living facility.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Visitation Catholic Church; 4285 NW Visitation Rd. in Verboort.
Funeral Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Visitation Catholic Church in Verboort.
Rite of Christian Burial and Vault interment will follow the Mass at Visitation Catholic Cemetery in Verboort.
Family and friends are invited to attend a reception following the interment held in the Visitation parish hall.
Don was born on April 24, 1923 in Joseph, OR. He was one of six children born to Hubert and Mary (Goupie) Gossett. Don moved to Dayton, OR as a young teenager and attended Dayton High School graduating with the Class of 1942.
After high school Don started driving truck for the McMinnville Creamery and that is when he met his future wife, Marjorie Schmidt. Marjorie was the secretary and they soon began dating and were married on February 16, 1953 in McMinnville, OR. Following their marriage they made their home in Carlton and Hillsboro until 1964 when they moved to the farm in Cornelius, OR. In 2010 they moved into Forest Grove.
Don was a machinist by trade; he had worked for Siemens Co. where he retired in 1988. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.