Joseph M. Gose

Sep 28, 1914 - Jan 6, 2014
Joseph Monk Gose, 99, died Monday, January 6, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be held in Decatur, Texas, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014, with burial to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Joseph Monk Gose was born on September 28, 1914, in Alvord, Texas, to Joseph Martin Gose, M.D. and Stella (Monk) Gose.

He married Clara Harriet Volz with whom he had four children, Roger Lamar Gose, M.D., Sylvia Jo Gose (deceased), Frank Joseph Gose, Ed.D., and Martha Ann Gose (deceased).

Mr. Gose lived most of his life in San Antonio, Texas, where he taught shop at Brackenridge High School, was principal of Harry Rogers Junior High School, and served as an administrator with the San Antonio School District.

A talented craftsman, Joseph built a home for his mother in Corpus Christi, Texas, designed and constructed an elaborate fort for his Wyoming grandchildren, and generated several inventions. Following his retirement he enjoyed being outdoors, especially with his grandchildren Roger Jr., Ben, and Leah. Together they often hiked his beloved Three Mountain property in the Texas hill country. In his eighties Mr. Gose hiked the Wind Riverton Mountains of Wyoming with his grandsons, carrying a backpack, fishing, and sleeping on the ground with the “boys.”

Following Clara’s death, Joseph Gose married Billie Stallings. She preceded him in death in 2008. He moved to Riverton in 2008.

Joseph Monk Gose was a loving husband, a caring father, and the world’s best grandfather.

He is survived by his sons Roger and wife Barbara, Frank and wife Sandra, three grandchildren Roger Jr., Ben and wife Susan, and Leah Gose, and four great grandchildren Matthew Roger, Lillian Martha, William Joseph, and Gage Evan.

Memorials may be made to either of the following:

Gose Health Science Scholarship at Central Wyoming College in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501

First United Methodist Church of Decatur (In memory of Joseph Gose to the Stained Glass Fund) P.O. Box 302 Decatur, TX 76234