Deanna Gossert

Published 11:20 am Saturday, July 9, 2011

Name: Deanna Gossert

Deanna Gossert would change her name to Natasha if she could. -- Dale Liesch | Tidewater News

Age: 49

Occupation: Cashier

Children’s names: Denny, 27; Catherine, 21; Bob, 18

Grandchildren’s names: Ashlee, 5; Russell, 2; Gabby, 6 months.

Church affiliation: Trinity Christian Fellowship

If I could change my name, I’d make it: Natasha

Pet I’d like to own: All

People say I look: Unique

Favorite movies of all time: “Braveheart,” “The Color Purple”

TV shows I never miss: “Criminal Minds,”  “NCIS”

The secret to happiness is: Faith

I wish I knew how to: Dance

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: I can’t sing

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Powdered doughnuts, Mom’s macaroni salad, funnel cakes

Three words that best describe me: Friendly, open, honest

One superpower I wish I had: The power to heal

Book currently on my nightstand: “Scandal in Scotland”

My proudest achievement: Successfully raising three children

My happiest moment: When an elderly customer made me realize that my impatience was hurtful

My life won’t be complete until: I meet Jesus face to face

My friends think I’m: Strange

I really lose my cool when: Someone steals or lies

Favorite pro sports team: Anything Michigan

Favorite Color: Green

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned and who taught you: To make sure you appreciate people and let them know how you feel about them. Show love in everything you do. Let Christ’s love show through you — my mom.

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life: To follow Christ

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: Any that touches your heart

What gives you the blues: Dishonesty, loneliness, others’ troubles and pains

My best childhood memory: Graduation — when my dad picked me up and swung me around and said, “You did it.”

What’s your most recent venture? Starting college at age 47.