Cecil Clay Gosney

03/08/1944 — 05/14/2001

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Hoover, Missouri

Cecil Clay Gosney

Cecil Clay Gosney, 86, of Richland, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at the Life Care Center of Richland. He was born to William R. and Ethel M. Neff Gosney on March 8, 1915, in Hoover, Missouri.

Cecil met his wife, Hope, while working on the railroad in Seward, Alaska.  The family moved to the Tri-Cities in 1944 where Mr. Gosney was a nuclear operator at Hanford until retiring from Rockwell in 1980.

He loved to golf and was club champion at Tri-City Country Club, Sham Na Pum and the West Richland Golf Course.  He was an excellent horse shoe player and was the Missouri State Champion.  He enjoyed bowling.  He started a band in the Tri-Cities and played on the radio for a number of years.  He also sang with Cab Calloway several times.

Cecil is survived his wife of 62 years, Hope of Richland; 3 sons, Clay and wife, Alana,, of Richland, Keith of Chandler, AZ, Timothy and wife, Diane, of West Richland; 6 grandsons, 1 granddaughter; and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ron; brother, Elmer; sister, Goldie; and his parents.

At his request, there will be no public service.

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  • Dear Hope and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember the fun and joking he did with me when I babysat with the boys and later as a teenager. But most of all I will always remember him as the best golf partner my Dad Bob Pardee ever had! Let’s hope they get together up there for their usual morning golf game! Linda Stringer

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My condolences to you and your family.

    My Mom and Dad Frances & Ivan Behymer played golf with your family many times.

    Gary Behymer

    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US
  • We were saddened to hear of the passing of Cecil.

    Because we became acquainted with Cecil and Hope through Cathy and Greg, he is known to us as Grandpa Gosney.

    Being Cathy’s mother, our family spent several holidays at their home where Cecil and Hope were also in attendance, and the women had great fun beating the socks off the men at Canasta. Oh yes we did, Greg. We almost always won and you know it! We also had Cecil and Hope in our home several times for celebrations and an evening of cards and games. We found them to be delightful, warm and funny. I especially reacall Cecil’s hilarious antics playing guestures, which is similar to charades.

    He will be missed greatly around the game table.

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, as they have been since his first

    hospitalization. I pray the God of all comfort hold each of you very close at this difficult time.

    When I water my plants, Hope, I am reminded of you, as one of my favorites resides in a holder you beautifully painted.

    Take care.

    Because HE Loves, we Love,

    Gayle and Gene Rowett and family

    Gene and Gayle Rowett
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Although we did not know your father personally, we do know that he must have been a wonderful person to have such a wonderful son, daughter-in-law, and family as you all are. God bless you with love and comfort.

    Love, Ken and Cherrie Gale

    Ken and Cherrie Gale
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Clay & Alana,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I do know God will comfort and care for in this time. My prayers are with you and your family.

    May God Bless & Keep You,

    Loretta & Kalin

    Loretta Shockey Willis
    November 4, 2014
    Eltopia, WA, US
  • I regret that I didn’t make it up there to see Grandpa before he passed on.He will always have a special place in my heart.I know that him and my fatherRonare up there playing an endless game of golf right now!And I’m certain that they’re watching over all of the family.I really can’t express how much I’m going to miss Grandpa.I will always remember him for his love,and sense of humor!I always looked forward to seeing him.It saddens me that we didn’t get to spend any time together in the last several years.He will be missed dearly.

    As for my Grandma,and the rest of my family,I hope to see you all real soon,I may be coming up there to see you all in July.All my love and prayers to you all.You can reach me on my e-mail.God bless you all.

    Sean GosneyGrandson
    November 4, 2014
    Mesa, AZ, US
  • Dear Hope and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember the fun and joking he did with me when I babysat with the boys and later as a teenager. But most of all I will always remember him as the best golf partner my Dad Bob Pardee ever had! Let’s hope they get together up there for their usual morning golf game! Linda Stringer

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My condolences to you and your family.

    My Mom and Dad Frances & Ivan Behymer played golf with your family many times.

    Gary Behymer

    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US
  • We were saddened to hear of the passing of Cecil.

    Because we became acquainted with Cecil and Hope through Cathy and Greg, he is known to us as Grandpa Gosney.

    Being Cathy’s mother, our family spent several holidays at their home where Cecil and Hope were also in attendance, and the women had great fun beating the socks off the men at Canasta. Oh yes we did, Greg. We almost always won and you know it! We also had Cecil and Hope in our home several times for celebrations and an evening of cards and games. We found them to be delightful, warm and funny. I especially reacall Cecil’s hilarious antics playing guestures, which is similar to charades.

    He will be missed greatly around the game table.

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, as they have been since his first

    hospitalization. I pray the God of all comfort hold each of you very close at this difficult time.

    When I water my plants, Hope, I am reminded of you, as one of my favorites resides in a holder you beautifully painted.

    Take care.

    Because HE Loves, we Love,

    Gayle and Gene Rowett and family

    Gene and Gayle Rowett
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Although we did not know your father personally, we do know that he must have been a wonderful person to have such a wonderful son, daughter-in-law, and family as you all are. God bless you with love and comfort.

    Love, Ken and Cherrie Gale

    Ken and Cherrie Gale
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Clay & Alana,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I do know God will comfort and care for in this time. My prayers are with you and your family.

    May God Bless & Keep You,

    Loretta & Kalin

    Loretta Shockey Willis
    November 4, 2014
    Eltopia, WA, US
  • I regret that I didn’t make it up there to see Grandpa before he passed on.He will always have a special place in my heart.I know that him and my fatherRonare up there playing an endless game of golf right now!And I’m certain that they’re watching over all of the family.I really can’t express how much I’m going to miss Grandpa.I will always remember him for his love,and sense of humor!I always looked forward to seeing him.It saddens me that we didn’t get to spend any time together in the last several years.He will be missed dearly.

    As for my Grandma,and the rest of my family,I hope to see you all real soon,I may be coming up there to see you all in July.All my love and prayers to you all.You can reach me on my e-mail.God bless you all.

    Sean GosneyGrandson
    November 4, 2014
    Mesa, AZ, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and the children at this time, Hope.

    Lois Moyers and family

    Lois M. Moyers
    November 4, 2014
    Cle, Elum, WA, US