Isabel Gooch

gooch-isabelOctober 23, 1918 — December 18, 2016

Isabel Susannah Wade Gooch graduated from her earthly experience Dec. 18, 2016, with honors. She was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, during the flu epidemic to William Monroe Wade and Emma Elizabeth Maycock Wade. She was the ninth child and was spoiled by her seven older living siblings. She loved helping her parents, especially her dad, so she spent most of her early years outside working on the farm and in the garden. She enjoyed tending her baby brother until he died of influenza. She had lots of cousins that she enjoyed as a child and maintained a close relationship all her life. Family was always of greatest importance as a child and as she became an adult.

She was a tom boy and loved the animals, especially horses. Her greatest pleasures were riding horses and making everyone around her happy. She always had a very positive attitude and helped others to see the good in even the darkest of times. She graduated from Weber County High School in 1936 (the same high school where her husband, three children, and three great-grandchildren graduated).

Although they graduated from the same school the same year and were in the Seminary graduating class together, they never dated until after graduation, both living in Pleasant View. There seemed to be something electric about their time together and although Loyal Ervin Gooch went to Idaho to run his brother’s farm and Isabel went to Utah State University, they continued their courtship, Loyal coasting down Sardine Canyon to save gas when he went to visit. Isabel received her ring through the mail from Nampa, Idaho, but she said that she was expecting it. On April 1, 1938, they were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Logan temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There never was a harsh word spoken by this couple although they had to work at their marriage as hard as everyone else does.

From this union three children were born, Gwen (Don) Nies, Garth (Nancy) Gooch and Gene (Russell) Kress. Love was the most important language spoken in the family and arguments were never allowed. Isabel was always thankful for her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served in many of the organizations, and tried to live by and teach the words of the living and deceased prophets. She was always very supportive of her children and grandchildren and prayed for them daily.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons-in-law, and two of her grandchildren. She has always had a testimony that through the atonement of Jesus Christ she would be together again if she lived righteously. She leaves her three children, a daughter-in-law, 12 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Although she will be missed by those left on the earth she has longed to be with those who have gone on before.

We wish to thank those from the IHC hospice for their help and tender loving care to help us keep mom painfree and comfortable during these past months.

Funeral services

  • There will be no public viewing, but family members will be available for a Celebration of her Life at the Myers Mortuary from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. 
  • Interment will be at the Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Utah.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign the guestbook at

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