John Randle Goyen b. May 19, 1916 – 2006 married Mary Louise Foote (1917 – 2011), married in 1941.
William Leslie Goyen – born May 13, 1884 in Coles Creek, Miss. married 1st Ruth Marie Stayton b. ? – d. Oct 30, 1930. Married on July 2, 1912.
William Leslie Goyen (May 16, 1914 – May 30, 1915) – NFI
John Randle Goyen (May 19, 1916 – 2006)
Elouise Goyen b. Jan 6, 1920 in Houston -1983
Glenn Goyen (March 8, 1922 – Oct 28, 1922) – NFI
Courtney Abell Goyen Oct 16, 1923 – 1992
John R. Goyen, Sr. was born in Houston, Texas in 1916. His parents are William Leslie Goyen born 1884 and Ruth Marie Stayton.
John grew up in the Heights area of Houston, Texas. He married Mary Louise Foote on May 24, 1941. They had five children together.
John R. Goyen, Sr. was in the US Navy during World War II. He served on the USS Bailey as a Gunner’s Mate. He earned a bronze star during his service. His ship served in the Pacific along the Aleutian Islands. Among battles he was involved with were at sea west of Attu, at the landing of Tarawa, and the air engagement off of Tarawa.
He was a third generation Building Contractor in the Houston area. He retired and traveled the US with his wife Mary Louise. They spent the summers in Montana, and winters in Houston. He died in 2006 at the age of 90.
John R. Goyen with brother Courtney A. Goyen and sister Elouise Goyen
Mary Louise Goyen (maiden name Foote) yearbook photo.
John R. Goyen Sr and Mary Louise Foote wedding
John R. Goyen Sr with Naval crew during World War II
John R. Goyen Sr with brother Courtney A. Goyen during World War II
John R. Goyen Sr with Kathy
John R. Goyen, Sr. and Mary Louise (center front) with family at Lake Tahoe in 2003.