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Eugene Goodell

A celebration of life for Eugene Henry “Hank” Goodell of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Chair Youth Center, 714 Main St. in Grass Valley.

Mr. Goodell died Friday, April 8, at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He was 77.

He was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Baker, Idaho, to Byron Henry and Frances (Yelton) Goodell. He attended school in Baker and Salmon, Idaho. He married Dorothy Nelson in Salmon, Idaho; they divorced in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Windham Bay, touring in the Pacific. While stationed at Oakland Naval Air Station, he married Darlene Mariam Fuller and they lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. After his discharge, he worked for Crown Zellerbach as a Press Plateman in San Leandro. After retiring in 1983, he and his wife moved to Greely Hill, where he enjoyed his home, barn, animals, garden and neighbors. He also enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, and fishing. In 1999 they moved to Grass Valley to be closer to family.



He is survived by his brothers Don Bartlett of Salmon, Idaho, and Charlie Bartlett of Anaconda, Mont.; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Alice Bartlett of St. Joseph, Mo.; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Ed Torney of Anaconda; daughters and sons-in-law Diana Goodell Maydole and Richard Maydole of Clayton, Idaho, and Carol Fuller Powell and Jim Powell of Grass Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Linda Rice of Carmen, Idaho; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Tanja and James Hayton of Chico; granddaughters, Deborah Miller of Castro Valley, and Amber and Jamie Rice of Washington; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law Shawn and Risa Miller of Selah, Wash., and Craig and Melanie Marshall of New York, N.Y.; grandson, Joseph Marshall of Grass Valley; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, in 2003.




Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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