Goodson, Gregory Lester
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80, of Red Bluff, CA passed away on January 23, 2013. Born in Tucson, Arizona, Greg graduated from AZ State University with a degree in Political Science. Not stopping there, he continued to educate himself in all facets of life. Greg was raised and lived in AZ most of his life. After retiring as a Major from the AZ Department of Public Safety, where he served 32 years, he spent time in Hawaii and then moved to California and made Red Bluff his home. He was a US Navy Korean War Veteran, an avid traveler who was always planning his next big adventure, and formed lasting friendships wherever he went. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Lester Goodson, his mother, Mary Agnes Mathiesen Goodson and his sister, Marjorie Lenna Goodson. He is survived by his brother, James (Patricia) Goodson, his children, Mary Katherine (Charles) Ray, Lisa (Michael) Schools, Vikki (Greg) Redmon, and Michael Robert Goodson. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a profusion of "adopted" family and friends. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery at Arizona at a later date. Remembrances can be expressed at www.caringbridge.org/visit/greggoodson. Donations can be made to the American Leukemia Society or caringbridge.org in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 26, 2013