Duane Goode

September 09, 1941 - December 20, 2014

Duane Goode

September 09, 1941 - December 20, 2014


Delwin Duane Goode was struck and killed by a passing car on December 20, 2014 as he was walking across the road to his mailbox. Duane was born in 1941 in Granite City, Illinois to Norman H. Goode and Zelphia Kirkham Goode. He graduated from Granite City Senior High School in 1959 and majored in Engineering at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. He began his career in the St. Louis area, becoming a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.
He married Mary West, also of Granite City, on July 3, 1965. They were parents of four children.
In 1980, Duane moved with his family to the Seattle, WA area to begin work for the Boeing Company as a Tool Design Engineer. After 12 years, he left and began contracting with Boeing-Sikorsky in Stratford, CT, Boeing in Philadelphia, and eventually coming back to Boeing in Everett, WA. After retirement, he and Mary moved to Ferndale, WA in 2006.
Duane was a member of the Portal Way Church of Christ in Ferndale.
He is survived by Mary, his wife of 49 1/2 years and four children: Alan (Kelly) Goode of Ferndale, Jonathan (Amy) Goode of Nolensville, Tennessee, Jeffrey Goode of Bellingham, and Grace (Clint) Tabor of Queen Creek, AZ. Eleven grandchildren: Robert, Christina and Katelyn Goode, Michael (Whitney) Ebert, Justin (Lacey) Ebert of Washington, Mikaela (Duane) Alex of Grand Forks, ND, Emma and Jackson Goode of Tennessee, and Corinne, Jessica and Renae Tabor of Arizona. Two great-granddaughters: Halle and Leila Ebert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wallace, and granddaughter, Chelsey Ebert.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 27 at the Portal Way Church of Christ in Ferndale. Memorials may be made to Bibles For India, c/o Portal Way Church of Christ, 6300 Portal Way, P.O. Box 99, Ferndale, WA 98249-0099

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: December 27, 2014 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Portal Way Church Of Christ
  • Location: 6300 Portal Way Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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34 responses to Duane Goode

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  1. Mary and family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of you beloved husband and family. I have known both families my entire life. I remember having Duane as a Sunday school teacher when I was a teenager. He was a knowledgeable and caring teacher. He always had a gentle smile.

    I will be praying for you and your family during the days to come.

    Much love and sympathy,

    Dawn Glass Patrich

  2. Our hearts are saddened by Uncle Duane’s death. Words are most difficult but the many precious memories provide comfort. As God’s word says: “Absent from the body, present with the Lord”. Your are in our thoughts and prayers, may you feel the comfort that God will provide through His Spirit. Another mansion has been filled with the gathering home of one of God’s children.
    2 Timothy 2: “it is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us; If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”
    Romans 2 tells of dedicated service, Uncle Duane was truly a dedicated servant of the Lord.

  3. Mary and family, Words are so terribly inadequate in a time like this. My heart breaks for you all. Please know you are in my prayers and may God grant you each His full measure of comfort.
    Phyllis & Jim Howard

  4. What a pleasure to grow up with this Christian young man. Our lives were closely connected from the age of 4 until 34 when we moved apart. He was best man at our wedding. Sorry for the tragic loss, but will meet him later in heaven.
    God Bless
    Don & Ruthann Dillard

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