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Imogene Marie "Jeanie" (Stone) Goodman

1926 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Imogene Marie "Jeanie" (Stone) Goodman Obituary
Imogene (Jeanie) was born December 16, 1926 in Cowgill, Missouri to
Elbert Lee and Mary (Misenhelter) Stone and was the youngest of their
nine children. When she was five years old her parents and family
moved from Missouri to Vernon, Colorado. They lived on a wheat farm
south of Vernon and raised all their own food during the Depression.
She attended eleven years at the Vernon school until her parents moved
to Wray, Colorado, where she finished her senior year at Wray High
School in 1944 and was voted Prom queen. After graduation she worked
four years at the National Bank of Wray and enjoyed being a young
professional woman. She married Robert Goodman on June 19, 1948 and
they moved to a farm north of Yuma, Colorado. They had many stories to
tell of the blizzard of 1949 living with no telephone and no passable
roads. Five years later they moved to a farm southwest of Wray,
Colorado. By this time they had three children, Jere, Jonelle, and
Deanna. They moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1956 for a short time.
Jeanie worked at the First National Bank of Loveland until her husband
became the Manager of the Washington County ASCS office in Akron,
Colorado, and they moved there in 1957. Their children attended the
Akron schools and she was a room mother for several years, assisted
with Blue Birds, was a Cub Scout Den Mother, and helped with 4-H. She
was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Jeanie was employed at the Central Great Plains Research Station for
the Colorado State University department and part time for the United
States Department of Agriculture. She worked there over thirty years
and was a dedicated employee in which she typed several manuscripts
for both departments. That was before word processors and computers
replaced typewriters. She was praised for the accuracy and speed in
which she typed the research notes and tables for the manuscripts.
She retired in September 1990.
Jeanie always kept busy with her hobbies of crocheting and sewing,
which were taught to her by her mother and older sisters. She made
all eleven grandchildren an afghan and a quilt, and then started baby
quilts for the great grandchildren. She passed along many of these
skills to her daughters, granddaughters, and even great
granddaughters. She loved gardening and growing flowers, especially
her peonies. Most of all, she loved her family and always welcomed
them to her home. Cooking and baking was a way of life and she always
had a hot meal for whoever might drop in. If you were lucky, there
was a piece of her special rhubarb or sour cream raisin pie. All the
grandchildren coming to visit remember playing with the toys in the
closet and especially sitting on the living room floor
playin--Grandma. In the last several years she enjoyed spending an
afternoon each week playing cards with her friends.
She and Bob enjoyed all the activities and sporting events of their
children and grandchildren, traveling all over the state to support
them. Many family outings consisted of fishing, searching for
arrowheads, and hunting. She was an active participant in all of
them. Camping and fishing trips became a family tradition for all of
their children and families. Jeanie and Bob did travel to many states
for business and pleasure, but she loved being at home most of all.
She was preceded in death by her five brothers, Elbert, Louis, Alvin,
Eugene, and Raymond, and her three sisters Mina Shively, Nona
Wingfield, and Donna Faye Devlin, a grandson, James Randall, and
son-in-law Chuck Annand. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Bob; children Jere (ris); Jonelle (Darrel); and Deanna Annand. Also her grandchildren Jennifer Crownover, Michelle Console, Jared Goodman, Kevan Goodman, Danielle Cunningham, Sara Parker, Shay Parker, Shelley Perkins; Cia Stull, Kelly Annand and Todd Annand. In addition she and Bob have twent-three great grandchildren ranging in ages of three weeks to sixteen years old. She was a wonderful and gracious lady who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service was held Monday, August 24, 2015 at the United Methodist Church of Akron. Interment was at the Akron Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the David Walsh Cancer Center or to Hospice of the Plains.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Aug. 26, 2015
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