Marjory Jean Goosen

June 15, 1924September 12, 2021

Marjory Jean Goosen (Houseman), who was born in Oceana County on June 15, 1924, went to be with our Lord September 12, 2021. She was married to Henry Goosen, who preceded her death in 1995.

She retired from G.T.E. Telephone Company in 1985. She was a member of Community United Methodist Church where she served on the worship, memorial, greeter, member care, and usher committees. She also worked on the coffee fellowship, and luncheons team and was a member of Martha Circle. Marjory also volunteered at Hackley Hospital for 17 years serving as a patient representative, postal worker, and on the Cherry Guild.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra (David) Hitchcock; sister, Doris Willemstein; two grandsons Matthew (Nicole) and Benjamin (Amber) Hitchcock; and four great-granddaughters Sydney, Jenna (Matthew), Annabelle, and Olivia (Benjamin).

A Celebration of Marjory’s Life will take place 11 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at Ivanrest Church, 3777 Ivanrest Ave. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Visitation with friends and relatives will be held just prior to the service at 10 a.m. In honor of Marjory and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunset Legacy Foundation or Emmanuel Hospice. Interment will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • Visitation

    Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, September 17, 2021


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Dana Webster

September 16, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Grandma Goosen’s passing, but am glad to learn her family was able to be at her side and say goodbye. I love the stories I’ve heard of her life and remember her bright smile. It was nice to see her at family gatherings over the past couple of decades through Nicole and Matt. I know she will be missed, but you have comfort knowing she is with her Father in Heaven. Peace be with you.

Judith McIntyre

September 14, 2021

I was so fortunate to know and love Marge. I am a member of CUMC and was in Martha's Circle with her. She always had a smile and was so gracious. I loved going on the bus trips with her, too. Rest in peace dear one!

~Judi McIntyre~

Linda Noble

September 14, 2021

I wish to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of Marge and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I knew Marge from Community Methodist Church and also saw her many times on her walks past my home on Mills Avenue.

She had a long and full life and was always smiling.

May you hold dear in your heart your treasured memories