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DOROTHY MURPHY GOODYEAR 2/25/1922 - 3/28/2013 "When Irish eyes are smiling, you can hear the angels sing. When Irish eyes are smiling, sure they steal your heart away." Dorothy Murphy Goodyear was born in her parent's home on St. Claire Street in Painesville, Ohio. She grew up surrounded by loving Irish and Hungarian grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. During the depression the love they shared became a life long bond. She provided for her two children and was a most loving and supportive parent. She worked for Lubrizol Corp. in Ohio until moving to Riverside in 1972, where she worked for UCR in the Budget and Planning Office until she retired in 1987. Her favorite prayer was by St. Francis of Assisi and she lived it in her daily life. If eyes are the window of the soul then her soul was beyond beauty, no one whoever met her forgot her blue eyes. One of her smiles could brighten the darkest day and she made friends wherever she went. Dorothy will live on in our hearts forever for her unconditional love, her strength and the kindness she showed to all. The glorious memories of our time shared are her gift to us. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Anne Spencer; brother Charles Murphy, and beloved grandson Adam Michael Williamson. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Sherilyn Ann Hodges, husband Duane Spicer; son Gregory Goodyear and wife Astrid; grandchildren Ian Williamson, Nathan Hodges, Jordan Hodges, Brendon Goodyear, wife Melissa, Brianne Goodyear Donovan, husband Kevin, and Brooke Goodyear; great grandchildren Charles and Anastasia Goodyear. Celebration of her life will be on 4/6/13 at the home of Duane and Sheri. "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God" Matthew 5:8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Jude's Childen's Research Hospital, St. Jude's Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. 1-(800) 822-6344
Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 5, 2013
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