Betty J. GoodinFebruary 4, 1926 ~ February 6, 2018 (age 92)
Betty Jane Everett Goodin of Claude, Texas died on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 400 Trice St, Claude, Texas with Rev. Sean Smith and Rev. Dan Carter as co-officiants. A private family interment will follow in Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.
Betty was born on February 4, 1926 in Oldham County, Texas, the third child of Cosey T. and Blanche Johnson Everett. She graduated from Vega High School in 1943 and attended college at West Texas State College in Canyon then Texas Tech in Lubbock. In January of 1945, she moved to Amarillo and was employed by the First National Bank of Amarillo for 3 years.
On December 6, 1947, she married John R. Goodin of Claude at the First United Methodist Church in Vega. They then moved to his family farm southwest of Claude where she lived until her death. In 1953, she resumed commuting back to work for the First National Bank of Amarillo and remained employed until 1994, still maintaining her role as a wife to a farmer-rancher.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Claude for many years. Following retirement, she was an active bridge player and earned rank of Life Master under ACBL in 2005, along with her bridge partner, Peggy Minkley. In 2012, she earned rank of Bronze Life Master. She and John R. were fortunate in later years to enjoy together several trips overseas including Australia and New Zealand, river and ocean cruises, and many flights to Nevada.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband, John R. Goodin on August 30, 2003; her father in 1962; her mother in 1982; three brothers, Jack L. in 1934, Cosey Jr. in 2002 and Jim in 2004; one sister, Lillian B. Brown “Lil” in 2009; and a nephew, Barry K. Everett in 2013.
She is survived by 23 nieces and nephews, their spouses, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren on both sides of the family.
The family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Claude, P.O. Box 136, Claude, Texas 79019 or your favorite charity.
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