Harold Wright Goddard|
1919 ~ 2013
Riverton, Utah-Harold was born in Salt Lake City on May 27, 1919, to Joshua Percy and Verna Wright Goddard. He passed away at age 94 on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Harold attended schools in Salt Lake City including East High School and the University of Utah. Married Gloria Cecile Manwaring on October 6, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. Prior to their marriage, Harold served a mission beginning in Australia and then transferring to the Northern States Mission as a result of war in the South Pacific. He served in the Navy during WWII. Harold had a lovely singing voice and was a member of the Tabernacle Choir. He joined and eventually owned the family business, Guthrie Bicycle Co., now in its fifth generation. Harold and Gloria met monthly for over 50 years with dear college friends as a "Study Group." He and his wife enjoyed a wonderful LDS mission in Nauvoo, Illinois. Harold loved flowers, sunsets, gardening, triple-crown-horse races, BYU football, and had a passion for healthy eating and sharing his insights with others. His family affectionately named their morning concoction of sprouts, brewer's yeast, papaya, etc. as "protein monotonous." He struggled with ill health for many years but outlived most of his peers.
Most importantly, Harold was a stalwart member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a firm testimony and a great love for the Savior, the scriptures and the temple.
Survived by wife, Gloria; children David (Bonnie), Richard (Kathy), Janet (Ron) Johnson, Carol (John) Homer, Cherilyn and her fiancé, Rolynn Perri; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Terry Selcho for her loving care of dad.
Funeral services will be held at noon, on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Riverton 16th Ward Chapel located at 1208 West 12400 South. There will be a viewing on Thursday evening, June 27, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 So.) and also prior to the funeral from 11:00 - 11:45 at the church. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com
Published in Deseret News from June 25 to June 26, 2013