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0093_Memorial to Treon Goossen — from Donna Jack_The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (YouTube)

May 14, 2016
Donna Jack

Four days ago, on Tuesday, May 10th, I woke up with phrases in my mind from the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.  Quickly I hurried to my computer to begin writing.  You can read Frost’s poem printed at the end of this blog, or listen to a reading of The Road Not Taken here.  

A TRIBUTE TO TREON GOOSSEN AND TO HER FAMILY

Treon Goossen is one of the finest women I have had the privilege of knowing.  She left this world May 9th.

The Road Not Taken was one of Treon’s favorite poems.  It was printed in the program that was given out at a beautiful service held yesterday in her memory.

Treon  lived a life of love, “tirelessly advocating for freedom and rights of families in Colorado” (a quote from her memorial service program).

She was always an inspiration and joy to her husband and seven children, and to all of her family.  Yesterday, even in the midst of their great sorrow, it was easy to see the admiration and love all her family members have for Treon; and to see the comfort they have, knowing she is in heaven with Jesus, her Savior.

Not only has Treon inspired her family, but she has inspired so many other people who were in her life — as well as those who simply knew about her.  Near the end of the service yesterday, some of her family members walked up front to speak about Treon first.  Then others who knew her or knew about her, went up front to share about Treon and how she has touched their lives.

People in Colorado and across the country have benefited, and will continue to benefit, from Treon’s life.

Her family will continue to carry on her legacy with gratitude, love and joy.

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