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GOODWIN, MARY RUTH
GOODWIN, Mary Ruth Born on December 2, 1924, in Fort, Lyons, Colo., to Sarah J. and Harold O. Dowler who precede her in death. She passed away into the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ on April 5, 2011, surrounded by family at her home in Palmdale, Calif. She moved from her hometown of Fort Lyons, Colo., to La Junta, Colo., and Albuquerque, N.M. In 1944, she married Charles Goodwin in Coeur dAlene, Idaho.They shared 56 years of marriage before his passing on June 14, 2001.She lived in Simi Valley, Calif., for 23 years where she cared for elderly people in her rest home. She moved to Palmdale in 1989, where she spent the last 22 years. She was a devoted member of the LDS Church and loved spreading the word of the gospel. She enjoyed decorating cakes, camping, Laker games, and mostly spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched and loved. Mary is survived by her children, Tom Goodwin of Palmdale, Calif., Charla Mae Hand of Stayton, Ore., Fred Goodwin (Libby) of Junction City, Ore., Bill Goodwin (Kathy Covington) of Palmdale, Calif., grandchildren, Shelly Maltby Sellers, Sherri Maltby Crum, Aaron Hand, Jessica, Jeremy, Joseph, and Justin Goodwin, Kyle Covington, Kyle, Joshua, Jesse, Micah, and Mary K. Goodwin, and 11 great- grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m., with a funeral service at 10 a.m., at the LDS Chapel, 35248 87th St. E., Littlerock, Calif. Interment will follow at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m., all on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. You may e-mail your condolences to cotv@sbcglobal.net. Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors.

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