HOULTON - Geraldine M. (Alward) Gogan, 88, went home to be with her Lord, Aug. 14, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born March 28, 1924, in Hodgdon, daughter of Adelbert "Dell" and Beatrice (Howard) Alward. She was raised by her beloved uncle and aunt, V. Sylvester and A. Faye Alward.
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Geraldine loved the Lord, her husband and her family with all her heart. She loved music and worshiping the Lord. She was a loving and devoted wife of 65 years to Robert Gogan. Together they pastored the Brookton and Danforth Pentecostal churches for 25 years.
Geraldine is survived by her husband of 65 years Robert; three children, Deborah Bickford and husband, John, Michael Robert Gogan and wife, Pamela, and Rebekah Bickford, all of Houlton; seven grandchildren, John, Crystal, Samantha, Michael Jr., Tabitha, Robert "Bo" and Heather; 10 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Malachi, Keven Jr., Mikayla, Christian, Raistlin, Tristin, Dominic, Cody Anthony and Courtney; her brother, Eugene Alward; two sisters, Maxine Alward of Southington, Conn., and Ruth Williams and husband, Cecil, of Houlton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; daughter, Joanna Rae Gogan; brothers, Earl, Lewis, Clayton and Dana; and sisters, Ellouise and Gwen. The family thanks Madigan Estates staff and Hospice of Aroostook for all the loving care given to Geraldine during her illness.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of service 1 p.m. Friday at Full Gospel Assembly Church with Michael Gogan, and the Revs. Kevin Hatch and Sterling Lawrence officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Geraldine's memory to Houlton Full Gospel Assembly, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book at www.dunnfuneral.com.
Published in BDN Maine on August 17, 2012