James A. Goodwin, 83, passed away on Jan. 10, 2014, from complications of M.S. He was born in Cascade, Idaho to Adonis Vanoy and Beulah (Leslie) Goodwin on Dec. 2, 1930.
After graduating in 1948 from Emmett High School in Emmett, Idaho, he went on to play football for Lyle Smith's program at BJC (now Boise State). He proceeded to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with the class of 1955 and was commissioned to the U.S. Air Force. Jim retired as a Major after serving 14 years including three tours in Vietnam.
Jim's memory will live on with his wife of 43 years, Joan; son, Christopher (Catherine); daughter, Laura Plourde (Jim); seven grandchildren, John, Anna, Sumner, Desmond and Anjali Goodwin and Logan and Taylor Plourde; sisters, Colleen Bicandi and Marilyn Lorezen of Boise, Idaho; and brother, Joe Bowman of McCall, Idaho.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Beulah and Adonis and special stepfather, Dewey Bowman.
A memorial will be held at a later date, followed by a burial at sea. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jim's name can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/donate
and The Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate.
An online memorial can be seen at www.poulsbomortuary.com.