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Marjory Jean (Batterson) Goodwin Obituary
Marjory Jean Goodwin left her earthly home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 29th, 2017. She left this world living in the first brand new home she had ever lived in (the new Washington County Green Homes), and proudly reminded her family that she had "moved out west" and not to forget where she was at! Her only request in her new home was to have a view of the fairgrounds of which she had many fond memories with her family. She was very happy when she realized her request had been granted.
Born May 9th, 1931 to Cecil Joshua Batterson and Dorothy Antoinette Hansen Batterson, Marjory came into this world at the family home north of Akron in the area then known as Waitley, CO. Marjory attended grade school at the Union Center country school and attended her freshman year at Akron High School.
Marjory then worked for the John Cain family for room and board until being employed as a housekeeper for Milo and Edith Lambertson. This would be a move of fate, as it was here that she met her first husband, Everett Lambertson upon his return home from the service.
Everett and Marjory were married on June 1, 1947, moving northeast of Akron to farm. Marjory was quite the farm hand helping with chores side by side with her husband. She took special pride in milking the dairy cows and loved everything the farm life had to offer.
Everett and Marjory were the proud parents of six children, Barbara Gail, Donald Lee, Cheryl Jean, Patricia Jo, Debra Lynn and Terri Kay. From these six children later came 19 grandkids and 36 great-grandchildren, all of whom would grow up knowing and feeling the love and care Marjory had for each of them.
While life on the farm was great, it was also very hard work and in 1980, Marjory and Everett sold the farm and moved into town. The couple lived in town together until Everett passed away on March 13, 1985.
Being the strong woman she was, Marjory pressed on spreading love to her kids, grandkids and great grandkids as they came along. She was also a hard worker holding jobs as a nurse's aide as well as the purchasing agent for the Washington County Hospital, and served many years as an EMT while working for the Washington County Ambulance Service. She also held jobs cleaning Hall Grain along with several of the local banks, and finally spent time as a driver for both the Washington County and Logan County Express shuttle services.
It was while driving for County Express that Marjory met Railcar Repair Supervisor, Jackie Goodwin. The two fell in love and were married March 11, 1998. They lived in Sterling for several years before moving to Woodward, Oklahoma. In 2004, the two moved back to Akron, Colorado where they would spend the rest of their days in God's country. They often traveled to visit family and loved giving their dogs, "Lady" and "Little Girl" an outing. The grandchildren always loved to go to Grandma's and Grandpa Jack's. Marjory always made sure there were gumdrops in a candy jar awaiting them!
The memories of Marjory are vast and vivid. Throughout her life she was an avid supporter of
4-H, enjoying both the animals and arts/crafts. She loved making sure her children had their animals ready to show, as well as making sure the kids had been properly groomed for such an event! She enjoyed sewing and was quite the card player being a member of the Happy Hustler Ladies Club of the Sunshine Community. Gardening and then canning the produce was a passion of Marjory's. She was very proud of the staples that her garden provided for her family. Zinnia flowers were an eye of beauty for her. She could often be found challenging others to a game of dominoes and worked hard at out-doing Jack in the game. A game of bingo and coming away with prizes always intrigued her and made her smile. She was very social, always loving to go out to eat with family and friends, or attending an event. With her stunning and beautiful voice, Marjory loved to sing and was a member of the Sweet Adeline's in both Colorado and Oklahoma.
Above all, the greatest memories come from Marjory serving as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family with all her heart, caring for them deeply, even if it meant climbing a windmill to search for them…..which several of those older ones loved to be escape artists for their mama. Of course, the younger ones never gave her any silver hairs! For sure, Marjory was the loving Matriarch to her ever growing family.
Marjory is survived by daughter Bobbi (Kenny) Hawkinson and son Don (Jeannie) Lambertson all of Akron; daughter, Cheryl Wynn of Denver; daughters, Patti Bashor and Debbie (Scott) Lucas all of Greeley; daughter, Terri Butz of Loveland; step-daughter, Dianna (John) Nuessen of Little Rock, AR; step-son, J.W. (Vickie) Goodwin of Fuquay Varina, NC; and brother, Richard (Mary) Batterson of Indiana. Between her and Jack's family, also surviving are 23 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Lambertson and husband, Jackie Goodwin; brother, Lloyd Batterson; grandson, Blair Worthley; and sons-in-law, Bob Hamlin, Bob Worthley, and Paul Wynn.
"Being a family means you are part of something wonderful, it means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life no matter what."
---Anonymous
Services for Marjory were held on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at the Akron Foursquare Church with Rev. Tyson Lambertson (Grandson) officiating, assisted by Rev. Michael Kinney.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on May 10, 2017
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