Luella (1869 - 1933)
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Surnames: GOODWIN BAKER SMITH
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 09 November 1933
Goodwin, Luella (14 JAN 1869 - 29 OCT 1933)
Mrs.. Goodwin passed away at the home of her son Ed. in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday, October 29, 1933. Mrs. Goodwin had been in poor health for over a year. Last February at the request of her son and his wife, she and Mr. Goodwin left their home in Loyal and went to be with them where she received the best care, but the dread cancer from which she was suffering caused her death.
Mrs. Goodwin, whose maiden name was Luella Baker, was born in the town of Irving, Jackson county, Wis., Jan. 14, 1869 the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker. When about five years of age she moved with her parents on a farm near Shamrock and when she was sixteen they moved to Black River Falls. On Dec. 3, 1889 she was married to William Goodwin. They lived in Black River Falls for a year and then moved to Juneau county for two years and then to a farm near Greenwood for twelve years and in Oct. 1908 they moved to Loyal where they have since made their home. Nine children were born to this union: Ross, Harry, Edward, Myron, Ashley, Irvin: twin daughters Effie and Ella, preceded their mother in death. Those left behind are Ross of Whitefish, Montana; Ed. of Phoenix, Ariz ona; Ashley of Black River Falls and Myrtle, Mrs. Floyd Smith of Loyal.
Her remains was brought to Loyal by her sorrowing husband. Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist Church in Loyal, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4, 1933. Rev. Hazel Galbraith preached a sermon of comfort from the text Psalm 116:15 and Ezekiel 33:11, "precious in the sight of the lord is the death of His saints" and "As I live saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn ye, turn ye, from your evil ways, why will ye die?"
Chas. Schaeffner, Chas. Clouse, J. K. Rowley, R. M. Pratt, Bert Mingle and Bob Hepburn were pall bearers.
She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Greenwood by the side of her departed children.
Mrs. Goodwin was a true and faithful wife, a loving and self-sacrificing mother and a kind neighbor and friend. Her husband and children have the sympathy of her many friends in their sorrow.
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