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
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
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
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