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Dr Oliver Forrest Goen
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1921
Harvey
Brazos County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2016
College Station
Brazos County
Texas, USA

Dr. Oliver Forrest Goen, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 28, 2016, at his home in College Station, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Hillier Funeral Home of College Station. Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the Bright Light Free Will Baptist Church on Hwy 30 in College Station. Graveside services will follow in College Station Cemetery.

Oliver was born to the late Clyde F. and Grace E. McSwain Goen and raised on the Goen Ranch in Harvey, Texas. His grandparents, Will Goen and Nancy Pate Goen came to Brazos County in the 1870s.

Dr. Goen attended A&M Consolidated schools through the 10th grade. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan; however, because of the reshuffling of the school district when Carter Creek became the dividing line between College Station schools and Bryan schools.

Dr. Goen’s military service included service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and he was recalled as a reservist during the Korean War into the U.S. Air Force Medical Service as a Veterinary Officer. Dr. Goen continued to serve until his retirement on September 1, 1975, after 28 years of service. Upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he moved back to the family ranch and continued to ranch until his death.

He received many awards and acknowledgments during his service: *Decorated for Meritorious Service as Chief of Veterinary Services in the 6045th USAF Hospital at OSAN AFB, Korea, McGuire AFB, and 3510th USAF Hospital, Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX from October 1964 – June 1967.
*US Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

*Outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in identifying problems associated with maintenance of proper military standards for food service establishments and in providing technical assistance needed to meet those standards.

While on active duty, he was stationed in Savannah, Georgie; Austin, Texas; Ramstein, Germany; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; Osan AFB, Korea, and McGuire AFB, New Jersey.

Dr. Goen was a Mason, a member of the Shrine and Sojourners. He served on the board of the Brazos County Farm Bureau for a term and he was a member and senior deacon of Bright Light Free Will Baptist Church, where he continued to serve until his death. He was also a Life Member of the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Marcella Ruetz Goen; and his daughter, Karen Diane Goen, in 2010.

Survivors include sons, Clyde Goen and wife, Genia, and Tom Goen and wife, Cathy, all of College Station; grandchildren: Laura and Jim Wilson, of Round Mountain, Texas, Mary and Stephen Mobley, of Manor, Texas, Kristy and Andrew Humphrys, of College Station, Diane and Joe Alvarado, of Centennial, Colorado, David and Stephanie Goen, of College Station, Erin and Alex Price, of Austin, and John and Rachel Goen, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as nine great-grandchildren. I5
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marcella Ruetz Goen (1923 - 2012)
 
 Children:
  Karen Diane Goen (1953 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
College Station Cemetery
College Station
Brazos County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Sep 11, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 169759910
Dr Oliver Forrest Goen
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God Bless you cousin
- Texas History Hunter
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- Rest in Peace ~★ Ladypepper ★~
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