Garrett "Gary" Edward Goyen

August 20, 1932May 31, 2018

Garrett "Gary" Edward Goyen of Bryan, Texas at 85 years left earth for home Thursday, May 31, from the home he enjoyed here. Born in Houston, Texas, August 20, 1932 of parents, Hub Whiteman Goyen and Harriet Elizabeth Allison-Goyen.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 5, from 6-8 PM at Memorial Chapel, 1515 South College, Bryan, Texas. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 6, at 2:00 PM, Memorial Chapel, 1515 S. College, Bryan, Texas with Pastor Chris Liotta officiating. Interment with Military Tribute will be Thursday, June 7, 10:45 am, Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77038. For the funeral service and interment, guests are asked to wear Hawaiian attire.

He was a member of Rivergate Church, Bryan, Texas. Gary enjoyed a family who loved him dearly, a lifelong love of His Lord, and joyous, loving fellowship in the Word with beloved friends. His creative endeavors including patented inventions relating to watercraft dubbed “The Kayakit” and various golfing aids. Garrett proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, where he wounded in combat receiving the Purple Heart.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hub Whiteman Goyen and Harriet Elizabeth Allison-Goyen; and great-grandson, Levi Allan Wood.

Gary is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Beth Elkins-Goyen; son, Brent E. Goyen and wife Laura Noble-Goyen; daughter, Fara Elizabeth Goyen-Renfro and husband David L. Renfro; brothers, Dan Wallace Goyen and his wife Genelle Posey-Goyen, Hub Whiteman Goyen Jr. and wife Joyce Maxwell-Goyen; grandchildren, Breanne Goyen-Wood, Dustin Lee Renfro, Cheyanne Elizabeth Goyen, Taylor Elizabeth Renfro and Hunter William – Garrett Goyen; great- grandson, Sawyer James Wood; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be, Brent Goyen, Hunter Goyen, David Renfro, Dustin Renfro, William Wood and Frank Villarreal.

The family extends special thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff of Pathways Hospice, led by Stacy Lehmann, for amazing comfort and care of Mr. “G” throughut the long journey back to Father.

“We are reminded that Words are frail, but Love is eternal, as we reflect upon the unique and impacting life of our precious husband, father, Apooh, and friend.”


  • VISITATION Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • INTERMENT & MILITARY HONORS Thursday, June 7, 2018

Garrett "Gary" Edward Goyen

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Bill Jennings

June 3, 2018

Beth and family- Gary, since the days at Evangelistic Temple in Houston has shown me in a living way the love of Jesus. He Is my brother in Jesus and friend. From the days when you both opened your home and hearts to Dail to the pleasant surprise that you moved to Bryan, he was a mentor who was always there for me. There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother but Gary many times was a mirror of Him. He was always positive and looked for the best in people. A true encourager and a laugh that was pure Joy. I miss him already and time is short-will see Him soon.

Mike Wallace

June 2, 2018

Uncle Gary, Thank You for your service to our Country! Thank You for always putting God First and thank you for giving me the opportunity to enjoy Bay Fishing at your Port Lavaca bay house! Rest In Peace with Jesus! Love and Prayers to the Goyen Family! All our Love, Mike and Mary Wallace ❤❤

James and Neva Lund

June 2, 2018

Beth and family,

we are so grieved at saying goodbye to sweet Gary. He loved us and everyone he knew so so very well.

That sweet smile and forever twinkle in his eyes.

We are with you all in our hearts as we travel to Tennessee this week.