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Information for Leonard S. Goodson

26 July, 1914 - 24 May, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

May, 1994

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Leonard Goodson

    Leonard Goodson, age 79, of Cove, Oregon, died Tuesday, May 24, 1994, at the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Oregon.
    Services for Mr. Goodson will be held on Friday, May 27, 1994, at 9:30 a.m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with The Rev. Gerry Etchison of the Cove United Methodist Church officiating.  Concluding services and interment will follow at 3:30 M.D.T. (2:30 P.D.T) at the Ten Davis Cemetery near Parma, Idaho.
    Mr. Goodson was born on July 26, 1914, the son of Samuel and Lillian Mae (Carson) Goodson in Notus, Idaho.  He attended Ten Davis Grade School, Parma High School and Boise Barber College.  He barbered until he was needed back at the family farm in the Ten Davis area.  On February 15, 1942 he was married to Arleen Marie Obendorf in Roswell, Idaho.  In 1946 they moved from the family farm to Cove, Oregon, where they purchased the John Dean property.  He drove school bus for 29 years for the Cove School District until 1979.  He continued farming until retiring in 1988.
   Mr. Goodson attended the Cove United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Cove Lodge #91 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, where he served as Worshipful Master three times.  He also belonged to the Grande Ronde Valley Chapter #20 Royal Arch Masons, Eastern Oregon Commandary #6 Knights Templar, Al Kader Temple Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and the Union County Shrine Club, Cherry Chapter #I77 Order of Eastern Star, where he was a past Worthy Patron of the Mt. Fannie Grange.  He was a member and past president of the Cove Sportsman Club, the South 40 Club and the Cove Rooster Club.
    Mr. Goodson enjoyed his granddaughters and hunting and fishing.  He was very active with community and school activities and sports events.  For many years he timed all sports events.  In appreciation the school district named the athletic field The Goodson Field after Leonard and his supportive wife, Arleen.
    Survivors include his wife, Arleen Goodson of Cove; daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn Leonore and Jack Turner of Baker City, Oregon; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Lynne and Ladd McKittrick of Hayward, California; granddaughters, Heather Turner of Hayward, California and Chandra Turner of La Grande; brother, Edward H. Goodson of Parma, Idaho; sister, Hazel Winans of Twin Falls, Idaho; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


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