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
- Date & Time: Dec 27, 2014 (No Time)
- Venue: Portal Way Church Of Christ
- Location: 6300 Portal Way Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)