The Woodward News

September 20, 2012

Louise Gonser

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Louise Gonser, 61 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in the Woodward Regional Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Larry White officiating.  Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Louise Katherine Gonser was born on September 18, 1951 to Clifford Clayton and Virginia Louise (Cantrell) Gonser.  She was reared in Mooreland and graduated from Mooreland High School in 1969.  Louise went to work for Tregos in the sewing department and later she went to work for the Western State Hospital.  She was united in marriage to Jack Richey in 1970 at the First Assembly of God Church in Mooreland, Oklahoma.  They were blessed with four children, Jackie Lee, Jason C., Jerry Ray, and Christy Ann.  Because of Jack’s time in the service they lived in several different places before moving back to Woodward in the early 1970's.  In 1981 the family moved to Perryton, Texas and then to Union City.  The family moved back to Woodward in 1992 and she has been here since that time.  Louise worked at Arbys and later the Rig Lounge.


She enjoyed fishing, horse riding and being outdoors.  She most of all loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.


She is survived by her former husband Jack Richey of Woodward; three sons, Jackie Lee Richey and wife Mary of Woodward, Jason Richey and Sonya of Woodward, Jerry Ray Richey of Woodward; one daughter Christy Ann Richey and husband Dustin Sims of Woodward; one brother Terry Gonser and wife Carolyn of Mooreland; three sisters, Rita Branstetter and husband Jack of Woodward, July Pfaff and husband Walt of Bombay Beach, California, Carol Maedgen and husband Jerry of Woodward; seven grandchildren, Trevor Richey, Brooke Richey, Christopher Richey , Katana Richey, Breonna Richey, Quentin Sims, Deklin Sims; numerous other relatives and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary Ann Olliver and a nephew Kevin R. Olliver.


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