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Information for Leonard Lee Goodell

5 April, 1920 - 30 December, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

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Leonard Goodell

    Leonard Lee Goodell, 76, of Caldwell, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at a Caldwell hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Rev. Lura Kidner-Miesen of the Middleton First United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with rites by the Caldwell Lodge #1448, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
    Leonard was born at Haigler, Nebraska, on April 5, 1920, the son of Leverett and Ethel Goodell.  He attended school in Nebraska and moved with his parents to Ontario, Ore., in 1938.  They settled on new land in Lincoln Heights under the Owyhee Project.  
    Leonard later entered the Army and served overseas with the 91st Division.  He received the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Star for meritorious service.  He served in France and Germany with the Army Corp of Engineers.
    Leonard later moved to Caldwell and farmed new land under the Black Canyon Project.  He was interested in community affairs.  He served on the Middleton School Board for a number of years and was Chairman for 5 years.  He was a member of the Grange for 58 years and served as Master for several years.  He was a Life Member of the Caldwell Elks Lodge #1448 for 41 years and was selected Elk of the Year in '88 and '89.  He was also a member of the Methodist Church.
    Leonard is survived by his wife, Edna; a son, Jim of Caldwell; and a daughter, Mrs. (Jack) Jayne Davis of Kuna; 3 grandchildren, Jim and Jill Davis and Suzanne Goodell; 2 great-grandchildren, Alexis and Mark; a sister, Leta Duncan of Salem; 3 brothers, Bob and Chester of Caldwell and Neal of Independence, Ore. and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.  
    The family request in lieu of flowers that contributions in Leonard's memory be made to the Leonard Goodell Youth Golf Scholarship Fund, C/O BPOE #1448, P.O. Box 4358, Caldwell, ID 83606.

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