Glenna L. Goos
10/04/1935 - 05/24/2020
Obituary for Glenna L. Goos
Longtime Estacada resident, Glenna Goos, died in Gresham on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was 84.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Private entombment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Glenna Lou Mattoon was born October 4, 1935 in Portland, Oregon to Glen and Helen (Goble) Mattoon. Glen worked in the woods as a logger and in her childhood years, her family often moved to where work could be found in Oregon and Washington. She grew up as an only child and as an adult, would tell stories about playing with the neighbor kids down the road or her best pals from school.
After graduating from Estacada High School, Glenna attended PSU with a major in Theater. On October 9, 1965 she married Gunther Goos. They had attended high school together and made their home in Estacada, where they have resided for almost 55 years.
Glenna worked at Coast Crane and Equipment for 25 years and retired from her position as office manager in 2007. She was noted by her employer as a trusted and highly regarded employee.
As a creative outlet, Glenna enjoyed making ceramics. Friends and family were often the recipients of her beautiful, personalized pieces. She enjoyed collecting crystal and had a great appreciation for beautiful, well-crafted pieces of different art forms, that she enjoyed displaying in their home. Each piece would typically have a story or sentimental value attached to it. She was also known for her beautiful and unique plants and flowers. Trilliums were among her favorite.
Glenna was an excellent cook and loved to entertain friends and family using elegant table settings and décor. For many years, family and close friends gathered at her home on Christmas Eve for a traditional German dinner (for her German born husband) to celebrate the holidays.
Glenna had a great love for her toy poodle dogs. Most family pictures of her include a poodle in her lap or cradled in her arms, like her beloved Gabbie above.
Survivors include her husband Gunther; toy poodle, Heidi; and cousins from both sides of her family.
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