Billie Jean Goos

Born: April 21, 1932 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Died: August 11, 1998 in Silsbee, Texas
Buried: August 14, 1998 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 2)
Father: Walter John Goos
Mother: Rena Vivian Materne
Husband: Ellsworth Clifford Sperling

Lake Charles American Press, October 31, 1948:

        Campaigning for a "model" election at Lake Charles high school with special programs and political rallies drew near a close Friday afternoon.
        The election will be held Monday and Tuesday. The annual event is sponsored by the four civics classes taught by Miss Rachael Norgress.
        Campaign speeches were made Thursday at a student body assembly by students representing various parties. They were... Billie Jean Goos, Democratic....
        Rallies have featured a conga line around the campus, a dance in the gym and a decorated car in various parades.

Lake Charles American Press, Thursday, August 13, 1998, p. A2:

Billie Jean Sperling

        SILSBEE, Texas Funeral services for Billie Jean Sperling, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, in Farmer Funeral Home.
        Burial will be at 5 p.m. Friday in Goos Cemetery in Lake Charles.
        Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.
        Mrs. Sperling died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, in a Beaumont, Texas, hospital.
        A native of Lake Charles, she had lived in Silsbee for the past 23 years. She was a homemaker.
        Survivors include two brothers, Walter S. Goos and Jerry W. Goos, both of Lake Charles; and one sister, Mary Lynne Lafargue of Alexandria.