Fred (Curly) Goddard passed away Oct. 15, 2016 at his home after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born Aug. 15, 1938 in McGill, Nevada to Fred and Lila Carson Goddard. He was the oldest in a family of nine. He attended and graduated from Malad High School. He married Eileen Anderson, they had three girls: Terry, Lynn, Lila, and together raised Kelly Purdum, a son. Later they divorced. |
In 1990, Fred married Linda Mecham. They were married 26 years before he passed. Curly worked on a ranch in California for many years before moving to Idaho where he then worked at the Idaho Supreme potato processing center in Firth and drove truck for Dick Godfrey.
The great outdoors was where Curly was most comfortable, he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lila. He is survived by his five brothers: Tom (Maureen), Jack (Kim), Gene (Marilyn), Dan (Laura) and Rick (Marlene), two sisters: Ruth and Candy, his wife Linda, one son, Kelly (DeeLane), three daughters: Terry (Jack), Lynn and Lila (Ray) and three stepchildren: Doug (Jenn), Kevin (Beckey) and Susan (J.R.) and also 17 grandchildren and a stampede of great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 823 N 675 E, Basalt, Idaho.
Viewing and funeral services will be held Sat. Oct. 22 at the Horsley Funeral home, 132 W 300 N, Malad. Viewing at 10 a.m., funeral at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in the Malad Cemetery.
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 21, 2016