Kathryn Lorraine Evans Goodell passed away peacefully at home February 4, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and four precious pups. Kathy was born October 26, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to LTC (RET) Ralph and Alma Evans. A longtime El Paso resident and UTEP alumna, Kathy taught middle school science for EPISD until her retirement in 1995. She loved the mountains and long walks along the river with her beloved husband of 26 years, Dr. Philip Goodell. An avid reader, Kathy loved history and ancestry research. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and made friends in many other countries. An excellent cook, Kathy also enjoyed making jewelry and creating a beautiful home. Animal rescue was her passion. Kathy was predeceased by her parents and brother in law Joseph Goodell. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Phil; a sister, Dee Evans Rudd and husband Mike; nephew, Mike Rudd and wife Jessica, their boys Brayden, Blake, Bryan and Blaine; niece, Rebecca Rudd Smith and husband Jonathan and their children Caitlyn, Bridget and Ryan; sister in law Grace Goodell; nieces Marian Goodell; Martha Goodell; Peggy Goodell Trout and husband Will and their children Stella, Ariel, and Gabriella; Melly Goodell Olszyk and husband Mark and their children Alex, Zachary, Zoe, and Gabriel; and many cousins, friends. A private prayer service and burial were held in the Muslim tradition. The family hosted a celebration of Kathy's life Saturday, February 9, 2013 at their home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Center for Entrepreneurial Geosciences (UTEP) 915-747-8257 or Animal Rescue League of El Paso: P.O. Box 13055 El Paso, Texas 79913. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Drive El Paso, Texas 79912 www.martinfuneralhomewest.com

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128 North Resler Drive El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 584-1234

Published in El Paso Times from Feb. 9 to Feb. 16, 2013