Glen Gooch

1931 – 2019Gooch, Glen obit pic

Glen Gooch was born on May 9, 1931 to Willard & Ella Coffin Gooch of Mulhall, OK.  He grew up working on the farm with his parents and 3 brothers.  He graduated from Guthrie High School in 1949.  In January 1951, he joined the US Air Force.  He attended an electronics repair school at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxie, MS & became a radar technician. He married Alta Faye McGuire of Crescent on his 22nd birthday in 1953 and shortly afterwards was transferred to Montreal, Canada.

In 1955, after serving 4 years in the air force, he moved to Crescent, Oklahoma to start farming.  After his first crop blew away he knew he needed another way to support his family.  He then applied at Tinker Air Force Base and was immediately hired.  After commuting for 2 years from Crescent, he moved his family to Midwest City where they lived until 1965.  He was then hired on at General Electric and moved to Mustang where they lived from 1965 to 1988 and raised their 2 daughters; Diana Birkicht & Angie Haag.

Glen had a brilliant mind and designed all kinds of electronic testers.  Although he was never able to attend college, he was given the title of Electronic Engineer from his employer.  He was able to retire at the age of 55 and he and Alta soon took off for a 3 month trip to Alaska in their travel trailer.  They enjoyed many trips in their travel trailer all over the country.  Glen also loved to fish & woodworking; where he made serval beautiful items.

Glen is survived by his wife, Alta, of 66 yrs, 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren & 3 great grand children.  Glen passed away on August 2, 2019 and joined his parents, 3 brothers and numerous other family members including a grandson, who he lost in 2016.

Glen loved his church where he served as a deacon & treasurer for many years at Abell Community Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abell Community Church; c/o Tony Ergang, PO Box 6012, Guthrie, OK 73044.

Funeral services will be held at Abell Community Church at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  Internment to follow at Oakland Knowles Cemetery in Crescent, Oklahoma.


  1. Hello Alta Faye,
    Murl & Anna Lou was unable to come to the services for Glen, but we are praying for you at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. We were in Crescent recently and I told Murl we need to stop by and see you but was on our way home. I said we needed to call you and check when you were home. I will send the information to Helen. I read this quote recently written by Elizabeth Ross & John Kessler.
    The reality is that you will not grieve forever. You will not get over the loss
    of your loved one but you will learn to live with it. You will heal and try to rebuild your live around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same nor should you want to. These are
    words that you can think about and rebuild your life around them.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.