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May 15 1936 December 4 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of John to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book John Richard Goodwin, known to many of his friends as “Bad John” passed away from complications from a stroke Sunday December 4th at Brookdale, Salem, Oregon. John was born May 15, 1936 to Walter and Ethel Goodwin in White Cloud, Kansas. From his birth place his family traveled West, settling in Dayton, Oregon to call home. John attended school in Dayton until he enlisted in the US Army in 1955. John retired from the US Army Corp of Engineers, Portland Dist. In 1999. John always shared his many stories of friends and family and his shenanigans of childhood spent in Dayton. He did not like to miss the Oldtimers/Alumni Weekend held the last weekend of July in Dayton. There he would catch up with old friends and family. John was a gifted story teller and never missed an opportunity to share a great story to tickle your funny bone. John married Betty Byars in 1975. They remained married until Betty’s death in July of 2017. Their marriage was filled with time spent with grandkids and other family members. They treasured their time fishing at the Deschutes for steelhead as well as being park hosts at the Deschutes State Park for 20 years. They hosted many friends and family at their homes in Rowena Dell, Oregon and Council, Idaho. Neither John nor Betty ever met a stranger and always invited one and all to sit at their dining table. Christmas was always special and John’s handcrafted wood gifts were always appreciated. Picture frames, screened bug boxes for grandkids, doll beds and chests are just a few that come to mind. His peanut brittle never lasted long enough during the holidays. One more batch was always needed. John leaves behind his brother, Martin “Buddy” Goodwin, nephew, Kelly Goodwin, nieces, Jo Goodwin-Springer and Debora Tice, four step-children and their spouses, numerous step-grands and step-great-grands. There will be no service at this time. To honor John, please take a day to go fishing, share a story or two along with your favorite beverage and complete your day with cheers to “Bad John”. To send flowers to the family of John, please visit our floral store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John Richard Goodwin May 15 1936 December 4 2022.
Death notice for the town of: McMinnville, state: Oregon