Harold Eugene Gosney

date of birth August 22 1937

date of death July 20 2013

“Pete” passed from this life to glory on the morning of July 20, 2013.  He way surrounded and supported by his loving family and care givers during the last days of his life.  He was born in Dayton, WA and married Hope Joy Warren on November 1, 1959, moving shortly thereafter to Portland, OR where they raised their family of 7 children.

  “Pete and his wife were members of the Sundowners Square Dance Club in the late 1960’s.   Many camping and fishing trips and long afternoon rides in the country for picnic lunches are remembered dearly by his children.  He enjoyed football and was a loyal Portland Trailblazer fan.  He will always be remembered for his feisty whit.

 The majority of his working years were spent as a Television Technician, Security Guard and Taxi Driver.  He spent many years in the 1970’s delivering the Oregonian newspaper to patients at Emanuel Hospital.

 After the death of his wife in 2003, Pete eventually settled in Milwaukie, OR where he met his cherished companion Kathleen Vogelman whose love and companionship brightened the last few years of his life.  He will be sorely missed.

 Pete is survived by his children: Mary Beebe, Katherine Cruz, Harold E. Gosney Jr., Rowena Gosney, Kenneth Gosney, Donald Gosney and Jonathan Gosney; daughter-in-laws: Robin Gosney and Donie Barnett; beloved pets: Chewy and Timmy; 22 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren; sister:  Shirley Halvorson and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Joy Gosney; brother Norman Gosney and grandson Robert D. Bowers Jr.

 Graveside service Friday, August 9th at 1:00pm.  


Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery

11801 SE Mt. Scott Blvd.

Portland, OR 97266

 Chaplain Val Rich, Officiating


 No-host dinner to follow at HomeTown Buffet

11358 SE 82nd Ave.

Portland, OR 97266



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Candle lit by I love you Always will miss you and Mom forever.You where and always be the first Male I loved.Your Baby Girl.

Candle lit by Mary Jo Beebe I miss our daily talks , your sense of humor, teasing. I guess I am saying I miss you. I know you and mama are waiting, as usual, for us kids to come home. Give mom my love I love you

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