Services for Clyde L. Goodnight of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will be at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.
Mr. Goodnight died Tuesday, Dec. 24, in Grass Valley. He was 85.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1917, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Clyde E. “Kaiser Bill” and Anna (Boehm) Goodnight. He graduated from Yuba City High School in 1936 and attended the University of San Francisco. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a glider pilot from 1941 to 1943.
He married Marvin G. “Marvie” Turner on May 29, 1943, in Pine Bluff, Ark. He farmed in Sutter County and was a founder of the KUBA Radio Station. He worked for Bank of America as an agricultural loan officer and as a stock broker for 25 years. He was a Grand Exalted Ruler and District Deputy of the Marysville Elks in 1955. He served on the Nevada Union High School Building Corp. in 1976, and on the board of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Grass Valley Rotary Club and was instrumental in founding the Pacific Little League in South Sacramento. He enjoyed hunting; fishing; gardening; barbecuing; dancing with his wife, Marvie; and his family.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Greg and Engel Goodnight of Chugiak, Alaska, and Brad and Bonnie Goodnight of Grass Valley; sisters Vivian Teske of Folsom and Collene Heck of Rancho Murieta; brother, Bill Goodnight of Shingle Springs; and grandchildren Kelly, Laurie and Andrea, all of Grass Valley, and Brittany and Tyler, both of Chugiak, Alaska. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marvin G. “Marvie” Goodnight, on Nov. 27, 2002; and brother, Lyle E. Goodnight.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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