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Information for William Burlison Goodson

16 February, 1914 - 22 June, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

June, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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William Goodson

    William Burlison Goodson, 81, of Boise, Idaho, died Thursday, June 22, 1995 at a Boise hospital of natural causes. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (today) June 24, 1995, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, Idaho.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, Idaho.  Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery.
    Mr. Goodson was born January 16, 1914, at McAlester, Oklahoma, to Leonard and Frances Brown Goodson, where he was raised and educated.  He was one of 13 children born to the Goodsons.  He moved to Marsing, Idaho in 1946 and later to Boise, Idaho, where he had since resided.
    Bill was a simple man whose life was spent working as a carpenter in order to support his family who he dearly loved.  Although Bill left school early to help support his family, he had a love of knowledge which motivated him to devour every book he got his hands on.
    On August 25, 1936, he married Lavern Faye Conn.  Three beautiful daughters were born to this union.
    During the 40s to early 50s he was known throughout the Treasure Valley for his musical talent in the Snake River Boys, a band which consisted of his 2 brothers-in-law and himself.  He loved listening to and playing country and western music.
    Bill had a big heart and a gentle spirit. Those of us he left behind will miss our "Papa."
    Survivors include: 3 daughters, Patricia and her husband Keith Kinder of Boise, ID., Elizabeth "Betty" Hurst, with whom he lived, of Boise, ID., and Marilyn and her husband Ben Abbott of Medford, OR.; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dolly Hall of Marsing, ID., and Velva Griffith of Wilburton, OK.
 He was preceded in death1 by his wife, 8 brothers and 2 sisters.

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