Lawrence Dean Goodner
June 10, 1947 - August 23,2014
Lawrence Dean Goodner, 67, of Kuna, Idaho, went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2014 .
He spent the day doing what he loved, showing his Texas Longhorns at a TLBAA World Qualifying show where he won several awards.
Dean was born June 10th, 1947 in San Diego, California to Allison Morgan and Susan Patterson.
Dean grew up in Scappoose, Oregon. He worked on a local ranch during his teenage years, until he joined the United States Navy in 1965. Dean attended the Naval Submarine and Navigation schools in Connecticut, and served in Hawaii and Guam until his honorable discharge in 1970.
Following his naval service Dean was educated at Boise State University, the FBI Academy, and the National Fire Academy. Dean then served as a Boise City firefighter, a Boise City fire marshal, and a special investigator for the Idaho Fire Marshal's Office.
After 10 years of persuasion, On August 26, 1983 he married Rebecca Sanders in Boise, Idaho, with whom he had two daughters: Rebecca Dein and Casey Lynn.
After 17 years with the fire department, Dean decided on a career move to the financial sector and worked as a financial advisor for Principal Financial Group until his death.
Aside from his work, Dean had a passion for the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, with excursions spanning the globe.
Dean's other "hobby" was raising some of the country's finest Texas Longhorn cattle under his brand Lawrence Morgan Longhorns. He belonged to numerous Longhorn associations, and served as president of the Northwest Longhorn Association for four years.
Dean is survived by his wife, Rebecca Lynn, his daughters, Rebecca Dein Venable (of Castle Rock, CO) and Casey Lynn Goodner (of Boise, ID), his grandchildren, Rhys, Rylan, and Remedy Venable (all of Castle Rock, CO), and his son-in-law, Roger Venable (of Castle Rock, CO).
Dean is also survived by his siblings:Tim Goodner of Portland, OR, Bonnie Thomas of NewPort, OR, Julia Granger of Cold Stream, BC, Joe Oeaster of Scappoose, OR, Margret Morris of Vernon, BC, and Kenna Ziegler of Vernon, BC.
Dean was predeceased by his son, Matthew Dean Tokuoka, in August 2010.
A graveside service, followed immediately by a celebration of life reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6th at Star Cemetery, 9350 Floating Feather Road, Star, ID 83669. Please bring a story or two to share!
Published in Idaho Statesman on Sept. 3, 2014