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
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