Obituary of Ronald E. Goodrich – The Chief of Pueblo

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Ronald E. Goodrich

Lincoln – Ronald Eugene Goodrich passed away peacefully on December 7, 2021, two days after his 90th birthday, in Lincoln, Neb. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2021, in the North Wolf Seventh Day Baptist Church, with military honors at the church. Ron’s niece Carley Hazelton will officiate. A reception will be held after the funeral in the basement of the church. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested at the Seventh Day Baptist Church or Camp Riverview. Ron was born on December 5, 1931 in North Loup, Neb., To Clifford John and Eva Mae (Pierce) Goodrich, the youngest of eight children. Ron started working in the summer after 5th grade and has continued this hard work ethic throughout his life. He grew up in North Loup and graduated from North Loup High School in 1950. He was so proud that as a freshman in high school he was a rookie with the seniors of the team. high school basketball that went to State Basketball in 1947. He was married to Marjorie Campbell in January 1952, and they were blessed with four children, James, Janece, John and Joan (Joni). He wanted to coach in high school but gave up on his dream of getting married and supporting his family. He was drafted into the United States Army in January 1953, serving at Fort. Carson, Colorado, for two years. After his release Ron attended Barber School in Omaha and opened Ron’s Barber Shop in North Loup. Her goals in life were to provide for her family and to follow Jesus. He worked tirelessly to do both. He was a man of faith who was a model of grace, kindness and love for his children. In 1987 he married Geraldine Flick and they spent many, many nights dancing to the country music they loved. Over the 34 years of their marriage, they traveled all over their RVs, played countless hands of cards, danced, played bingo, and made many new friends. His death on November 18, 2021 was a loss for which there were few words. In addition to being a barber, Ron worked with his brother, Charles Goodrich, at the Mobile station in North Loup, as a warranty technician for a mobile home manufacturer and barber in Pueblo until arthritis in his hands. forces him to retire. He could mend just about anything, loved working with wood (especially diamond willow), and made countless blankets after he started Swedish weaving. He had made blankets for all of his great-granddaughters except his most recent. Above all, Ron loved his children, bonus children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, James (Helen) Goodrich of North Loup and John (Christy) Goodrich of Lincoln; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janece (Wayne) Mollhoff of Ashland and Joni Kuzma (Curt Rohling) of Kearney; the bonus children, Linda (Gary) Dionese, Gerald (Nancy) Flick and Maureen (Mike) Toribio, all of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. His parents died before him; his wife, Geraldine; five sisters, Dorothy Stanghellini, Doris Barber, Ersel Jorgensen, Frances Van Horn and Beverly Stillman; and two brothers, Paul and Charles Goodrich; grandson, Robert Goodrich; and his first wife, Marjorie Goodrich.

Posted on December 11, 2021

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