Wallace Andrew Goodman EUNICE, NM- Wallace Andrew Goodman also known as Wally,87, formerly of Eunice, New Mexico passed away in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on January 30, 2013 Wally was born on February 21, 1925 in Amarillo, Texas, to Wesley Goodman and Vera (Bracheen) Goodman. Wally was a Marine Corp. Veteran enlisting in 1943 he served his country and was Honorably Discharged in 1946. Wally married Mildred Britton, August 11, 1951, in Amarillo, Texas. They were blessed with three children, Mary Kay, Jim and Wesley. Wally and his wife, Mildred Brit Goodman, resided in Eunice, New Mexico for 63 years. Wally had a Masters in Education and taught school in Eunice from 1949 to 1989. In his 40 years of teaching he was a Coach and an Educator at both elementarty and junior high schools. He was a long time announcer and voice for the Eunice Cardinals. He received many accolades one being Teacher of the year and in 1989 the Eunice Chamber of Commerce named Wally Citizen of the Year. The Caton Junior High Gymnasium bears the name W. A. Goodman Gymnasium on the outside of the building. Wally was a kind and gentle man who lived his Faith and was a friend to all he met. Wally is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred Brit Goodman of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; one daughter, Mary Kay Schwulst and husband Gary of Linden, Tenn.; two sons, Jim Goodman and wife Beth of Daingerfield, Texas and Wesley Goodman of Odessa, Texas; four grand children, Brad Bundick of Odessa, Texas, Bryan Bundick and wife Leslie of Arlington, Texas, Andy Goodman and wife Erica of Longview, Texas, and Lindsey Wells and husband Josh of Odessa, Texas; four great-grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, Avery Goodman of Longview, Texas, Lucy Bundick of Arlington, Texas and Megan Wells of Odessa, Texas, and one great-grandson, Austin Goodman of Longview, Texas. Funeral Services will be today, February 4, 2013 in the Eunice High School Auditorium in Eunice, New Mexico with Reverend Mary Taken officiating. Burial will follow at Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The First United Methodist Church in Eunice, New Mexico or The Alzhiemers Association. Funeral Services are entrusted to Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice, New Mexico.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 4, 2013