MOUNT ANGEL — Laura Davidson Gooley, 92, passed away peacefully on Oct. 1, in her sleep at the Mount Angel Towers where she had resided for many years.

Laura was born April, 19, 1929, in St. Paul, Oregon, to Edward and Eleanor (Kirk) Davidson. She was the fifth of seven children. She went to school in St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul Union High School in 1947. After graduation she went on to study home economics at Marylhurst College. Laura married Arthur Gooley of Mount Angel Nov. 17, 1951, at St. Paul Church in St Paul. They raised their five children in Mount Angel. Laura and Art enjoyed 32 years of marriage before his passing in 1983 from cancer.

Laura worked 30 years at US Bank, a job she thoroughly enjoyed before retiring in 1991. She then volunteered at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center. She was also a member of St. Anne’s Altar Society. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and could be seen walking to daily Mass and up the Abbey hill while praying her rosary.

Laura loved the local Oktoberfest festival, which she attended regularly. She also loved to entertain, hosting many deck parties at her home. She organized a last Friday of the month luncheon for 15 years, where everyone met at various restaurants. At the beginning, these luncheons were for local widows but later included anyone who wanted to attend. She also enjoyed playing pinochle, which is how she met her second husband, Arnold Zollner. They married in 1992 and shared 13 years together until his passing in 2005.

Laura is survived by her children, John (Diane) of Mount Angel, Bob (Karen) of Salem, Janice (Rex) Anderson of Salem and Tim of Mount Angel. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and son-in-law Gary Schonbachler.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur and Arnold, her parents, six siblings, her daughter Donna Schonbachler, daughter-in-law Suzanne, grandson Matthew Anderson and great granddaughter Finley Brackinreed.

Services will be held under the direction of Unger’s Funeral Chapel. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mount Angel. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery. There was a viewing on Oct. 5.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mount Angel Abbey 1 Abbey Dr. St Benedict, OR 97373. The family would like to thank Serenity Hospice for caring for their mom.