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Jim Godwin

Jim Godwin

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Oxnard for Jim Godwin. Burial will take place at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard.

Mr. Godwin passed away Oct. 4, 2007, in Lake Wildwood. He was 73.



Mr. Godwin was born Jan. 18, 1934, to Genevieve Logan Godwin and James Godwin in Louisiana, Mo. He graduated from McMinnville High School in 1952 and the University of Portland in 1958, where he was student body president.

Mr. Godwin served in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1953 to 1956.




On Aug. 9, 1958, he married Annette Conley in Portland, Ore. Mr. Godwin retired from General Mills, where he worked in sales and marketing.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Grass Valley, the Knights of Columbus, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the University of Portland’s alumni association.

He enjoyed fixing and repairing things broken by his wife and family, college sports and “The Price is Right.”

Mr. Godwin is survived by his wife, Annette of Lake Wildwood; sons and daughters-in-law Dan and Kirsten Godwin of Sanford, Maine, and Jim and Salina Godwin of Graham, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Don Wood, of Oxnard; daughter, Marybeth Arellano, of Oxnard; grandchildren Kaela and Jacob of Sanford, Maine, Christopher of Brooklyn, N.Y., Taran and Collin of Graham, Casey, Samuel, Mason and Blake of Oxnard, Triston, Sarah and Katie of Oxnard, Joseph McRae of Center Village, Ga., and Michael McRae of Honolulu, Hawaii; and stepfather Anton Pietrok of McMinnville, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie McRae, in 2000.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospitality House, 230 Church St., Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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