George CogganAugust 26, 1932 ~ September 10, 2017 (age 85)
George Laross Coggan passed into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on September 10, 2017 at his home of 56 years in Campbell, CA with his wife and children by his side.
George was born August 26, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA to Rupert and Grace Coggan. He grew up with 2 sisters Gwen and Connie. George proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Shoveler, a minesweeper during the Korean War. George’s enthusiasm for electronics transferred into the private sector where his career included positions at Hycon, Itek, Martin Marietta and finally Lockeed Martin from where George retired. During his years of employment, George’s career involved working on then-classified projects, such as the U2 and the Corona Project.
George married the love of his life, Beverly Irene Proctor in 1953 in Temple City, CA. The young couple had their first child Michael and moved the family up to Campbell, CA in 1961 for George’s career. Three more children joined the family by 1970. While raising 4 children and working full time, George made the effort to complete his Bachelors Degree from San Jose State University. He taught Sunday school and served as a deacon at Saratoga Avenue Baptist Church, was a member of Los Gatos Christian Church and was actively involved in the initial founding of Venture Christian Church. George was extremely interested and an active participant in the lives of all 4 of his children, including attending many sporting practices and games over the years. He also thoroughly enjoyed his 11 grandchildren that had blessed his life.
One thing that George cherished the most out of life, was his personal relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was raised by parents who loved the Lord and George continued that tradition and mentorship with his own children and grandchildren. George temporarily leaves behind his beloved wife Beverly, his sons Michael, Mark (Denise), Matt (Cheri), his daughter Michelle Hayton (Darren), his sisters Gwen Agrelius and Connie Thomas, sister-in-law Mary Lou Ely, 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grand child and numerous nieces and nephews.
George Laross Coggan will be forever loved and missed.