Laura <I>Korneychuk</I> Goossen

Laura Korneychuk Goossen

Birth
Baker, Fallon County, Montana, USA
Death 4 May 2006 (aged 87)
Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Burial Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 203950750 · View Source
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Laura Korneychuk Goossen was born to Ukrainian immigrants who came to America in search of religious freedom. They came with several relatives in 1909. Laura was born on the homestead south of Baker on May 8, 1918. Her grandfather in Russia had been imprisoned for changing his religion to Baptist, which was a civil offense in Tsarist Russia. She gave her life to the Lord at an early age during a Wesleyan Tent Meeting, which was an annual event out in the countryside. Out of these tent meetings grew the Medicine Rocks, and the Baker Wesleyan Churches, which are there today. However, her parents, being Baptists, were instrumental in establishing the First Baptist Church in Baker, which is still active today.

Laura was a first rate homemaker. Her greatest joy was to set a table for large groups, such as family or various guests.

On Oct. 9, 1938, she was married to Edwin Goossen, who was a young pastor in Nebraska. She immediately became a fist rate manager of the parsonage. They served various pastorates for 46 years. in 1950, while ministering in Lander, Wyo., a daughter was born to this couple. They promptly named her Eunice Kay in honor of a former parishioner.

Laura spent her last months at the Western Manor for dementia care. Surviving her are daughter Eunice Kay; grandson Scott )Jennifer) Hoge; and her husband Edwin.

She had a love for the Gideons and their Bible distribution, a fitting memorial in her memory.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.



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  • Created by: Candy Wood
  • Added: 18 Oct 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 203950750
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Laura Korneychuk Goossen (18 May 1918–4 May 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 203950750, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Candy Wood (contributor 50061011) .