Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Michael Douglas Gough, BHS 1970

JULY 16, 1952 - BURBANK, CALIFORNIA ~ JULY 22, 2015 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ........... Mike Gough passed away on July 22 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,after a long illness, less than a week after his 63rd birthday. ................ Mike was the third of four sons in his family. They lived on Frederic St. in Burbank while Mike was growing up. He attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary,Luther Burbank Junior High, and Burbank High School. At BHS Mike played Varsity Football,starting at nose guard on the defensive line. He was an outstanding shot putter on the Track Team. ........... While at Burbank High in 1968 Mike met Denise Cooper. They were both in Dance Performance at BHS. Mike and Denise were married on July 1, 1972, and just had their 43rd anniversary. Mike became a Burbank Police Officer in 1973, and was a detective with the department before he retired in 1993 after 20 years of service. ............. Mike is survived by his wife, Denise Cooper Gough, of Valencia; daughter and son-in-law, Erin Gough Wehrenberg and Kevin Wehrenberg,and their two boys, Charlie and Henry Wehrenberg, of Burbank;son and daughter-in-law, Michael Patrick Gough and Ashley Gough of Pasadena;older brothers, Alan Gough and David Gough; younger brother, Steven Gough;and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Lucienne Cooper, of Canyon Lake..........
A memorial was held for Mike on Sunday, August 2, at sea aboard the "Wild Goose". The photo of Mike holding Jazzie was taken only a few weeks before his passing. ........... Alan Landros, BHS 1970

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