Spc. Ryan Christopher Goodman
Nov. 22, 1985 – Oct. 25, 2012
Spc. Ryan Christopher Goodman was born to Doug and Wendy Goodman on Nov. 22, 1985, in Sacramento. He passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Killeen, Texas. He was 26.
Ryan grew up in the Dunnigan and Arbuckle area. He graduated from Pierce High School in Arbuckle. Ryan enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad and Pappa Shorty. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enlisted in the U.S Army in November 2007. While in the Army he served two tours in Iraq.
He is survived by wife Brittany Goodman of Sandy Valley, Nev.; three daughters, Angelica, Hailey and Lillian; parents Doug and Michele Goodman of Winters; Wendy Lathum of Red Bluff and step-father Richard Tunstall of Esparto. Also surviving Ryan is his brother Richard Tunstall of Killeen, Texas; sisters Brianna Tunstall of Red Bluff and Brittany Tunstall of Woodland; grandparents Shorty and Nancy McCullough of Mineral, Derrel and Jean Reaves of Red Bluff, Rev. John and Lynda Hudnall of Woodland; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Ryan was preceded in death by grandfather James Goodman.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Mary's Chapel and Cemetery, 38870 County Road 15, Yolo. A celebration of Ryan's life will be held directly after at Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ryan's memory to Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/; Dunnigan Fire Department, PO Box 213, Dunnigan, 95937; Mary's Chapel and Cemetery Support Group, PO Box 91, Yolo, 95697; or
. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting with arrangements.
Published in Daily Democrat from November 3 to December 1, 2012