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Thelma Emma Hansen Twitchell Goodwin


1921 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
1921 ~ 2018
Thelma Emma Hansen Twitchell Goodwin, 96, passed away peacefully at her home in Beaver Utah. She was born on November 11, 1921 in Manti, Utah to Martin LeRoy Hansen and Wilda Blackett Hansen.
She attended schools in Springville, Mammoth, Bingham Canyon, Beaver and Southern Utah State College. As a young girl she spent her summers on her Grandfather Blackett's ranch in Spanish Fork Canyon. During the school year she was involved in musical school plays, learning to sew and learning to play the piano.
At the age of 17, her family moved to Greenville, Utah. She soon met Preston Boyd Twitchell. They were married on August 23, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple and made their home in North Creek, Utah. After 25 years of marriage, Boyd passed away. She later married Claude W. Goodwin on August 29, 1964 and made their home in Beaver, Utah.
Thelma was a member of the where she served many callings. Her favorite involved genealogy teacher, extractor and being a leader in starting the Genealogy Library in Beaver. She enjoyed many hobbies including raising toy poodles, quilting, crocheting, reading, playing the piano and organ, and world travel. Thelma worked as the Beaver High School Secretary and later as a bank teller at First Interstate Bank for 25 years. She also participated and served in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Better Homes Club.
She is proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Boyd; her husband, Claude; her grandson, Kyle Goodwin; sister-in-law, Maureen Hansen; and niece, Tamara Hansen. She is survived by her son, William (Linnie) Twitchell; her daughter Betty (Russell) Jensen; her step sons, Raymon (Joyce) Goodwin, Calvin (Carol Ann) Goodwin; Russell Goodwin; her brother Sherman (Ruth) Hansen; nephew, Kelvon Hansen; 18 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren with two on the way; and one great-great granddaughter.
Funeral service will be Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m. at the Beaver 1st/ 2nd Ward Chapel (15 N 100 W, Beaver) with a viewing Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. @ Southern Utah Mortuary (195 N. 200 W. Beaver, UT) and again Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Church. Interment will be in the Mt. View Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 13, 2018
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