Monday , January 07, 2013 - 9:49 AM
Carolina Wintle Gooch of Harrisville will celebrate her 90th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Eccles Community Arts Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden.
Born on Jan. 10, 1922, in Taylor to Albert Wintle and Jane Welch, she had five brothers and four sisters. She married George Owen Gooch on Nov. 26, 1942, in Malad, Idaho. Their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple on March 31, 1966. He died Sept. 18, 2011.
She attended Weber High School, and played softball and volleyball. During World War II, she worked at Hill Air Force Base, repairing airplane engines and doing bodywork. She met her husband at the White City Ballroom. They were married shortly afterward. After military service, he returned home, and the couple homesteaded 170 acres in Jerome County, Idaho. They then moved to Ogden, where she worked at Safeway as a head sales clerk and later in the school lunch program.
She is a member of LDS Church and held many callings. She enjoys sewing and received various awards for her work. She also enjoyed spending time with her family at yearly deer hunts and fishing trips to Big Creek. She says that her greatest enjoyment came from raising her children.
Her children and their spouses are Ronald and Karen Gooch, Barry Gooch, George Marlin Gooch (deceased), Deon Gooch and Pat Poce, Gerald Gooch, and Gaylene and Dennis Packard. She has 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.