Helen Dian Goss

February 27, 1930 - June 05, 2023

Helen Dian Goss

February 27, 1930 - June 05, 2023


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Helen Dian Hess Goss, 93, died Monday, June 5, 2023 at her home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  She was born February 27, 1930, to Grover Hess and Winnifred King Miller Hess in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma. She was a graduate of Enid High School.


Helen married Harry Vernon Goss Jr. January 17, 1948 in Enid, Oklahoma, for the first time. Helen 17, and Harry 19, planned to get legally married in all states of the United States, own their own home and have five children who would all graduate from college. They were married in all fifty states during their 63 years of marriage; built three of the homes they owned, and had all five children by the time she was 27, whom all graduated from college.


In her youth, Helen mowed yards, raised a pig, babysat, was a civil air patrol cadet, a candy striper, a soda fountain jerk, and a department store clerk. Later in life she managed paint departments, but her favorite job was being a wife and mother. She was a beautiful, creative, supportive, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who had a zest for life and adventure. She had a way of making the ordinary extraordinary.


The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1962. It wasn’t long before Helen was walking to the local college to take literature and art courses. She was a life long learner and an advocate of women’s rights. Helen would say that she came from a long line of strong women and she raised strong women. If she believed in a cause, she would stand up for it no matter how difficult. Helen was a force to be reckoned with. The city of Fort Worth found out about this when it tried to run a street through her neighborhood in Keller, Texas where she lived for over forty years. The street was not built.


Helen wrote her first book when she was 89 and stated, “Since childhood, I have looked for love and family. I found that love with a wonderful boy, who only became stronger and more loving as a husband. We had five wonderful children, twelve grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren and counting. We were very blessed. Looking back from these eighty-nine years of life, I believe if you have truly found love, you can have a happy and fulfilled life. It is not you alone that faces the ups and downs of life. The good times are twice as good, and you have someone to share the down times of life so that you don’t go through them alone. I believe you should try to live a good moral life. Be kind and understanding of others, even if they are different or have views different from yours. Each one of us has to find our own path in life. If this is my last story, God bless my extended family. I love you.”


Helen loved genealogy, gardening, art, travel, photography, babies, but most of all family. She is now reunited with the love of her life, Jr, who was waiting for her in heaven. She is survived by children, Terry Lee Goss and Laura Suzann Admire Goss of Lake Mary, Florida; Linda Susan Goss and Robert J. Montgomery of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Geary Lee Goss and Susan Willa Schwartz Goss of Ft. Worth, Texas; Sherry Lynn Goss and Rodger Don Couch of Royse City, Texas; Michael Lee Goss and Valerie Ann Martin Goss of Sugar Land, Texas; Grandchildren April Jackson, Amy Brignac and Adam Goss; Chrissy Montgomery, Marcy Redden and William Montgomery; Kacey Goss, Amanda Goss and Brittany Shaffer; Sarah Parrish and Hunter Couch, and Michelle Jones; Great-grandchildren Luke, Sara and Lauren Jackson; Madeleine Brignac, Kealani and Liliani Goss; Fiona and Maggie Butler, Henry and Theadora Redden, Emily and Matthew Montgomery; Kyndall, Korbyn, Kynlie and Kamdyn Goss; and Maisie Parrish.


The furneral service will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 2:00 p.m. at the Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel,Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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1 responses to Helen Dian Goss

  1. Michael Goss says:

    Thank you mom,
    You did everything to help me grow into the person I am today. You were a great mom and I will always be grateful. I know you are back in dad’s loving arms and that gives me comfort. My prayers are with you and the rest of our family and other lives you have touched as you traversed this live on earth. May god comfort and keep you and dad safe for ever.


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