Joyce Marlene Garz Goodwin, 79, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at her home in Idaho Falls with her family at her side. She was under the care of Hands of Hope Hospice.
She was born Sept. 18, 1934, in St. Anthony to Paul and Lenora Garz. She spent the first part of her life living in Squirrel, Idaho, from 1934 to 1947, at which time they moved to Ashton.
In the fall of 1952, she attended Kinman Business University, where she took a secretarial course at Spokane, Wash. After finishing the course, she went to work for the Department of Health and Welfare in Boise and Rexburg. She worked for Westinghouse and Phillips at the INEEL and also worked at First Security Bank in Idaho Falls.
She married William R. (Bill) Goodwin in the fall of 1956. They had three sons, Paul, Chris and Phillip Goodwin.
Her hobbies were crocheting, collecting rocks and old antiques, camping, fishing and sightseeing.
Survivors include her sons, Paul (June) Goodwin of Tooele, Utah, and Chris (Dena) Goodwin and Phil (Sheila) Goodwin, both of Idaho Falls; brother, Kenneth (Ines) Garz of Squirrel, Idaho; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Stacy, Zack, Jason, Terra, Cody, Richard, Michael and Jessica; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her mother, father and one great-grandson.
The family would like to thank Hands of Hope Hospice for the loving care of their mother.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 290 Seventh St., Idaho Falls, ID 83404.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.buckmillerhann.com.