Harriet Linen Goodbody, 99, of Charleston, S.C., wife of the late John Collett Goodbody, passed away May 1, 2013.
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Mrs. Goodbody was born April 1, 1914 in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of the late James Alexander and Genevieve Tuthill Linen. She was a 1936 graduate of Smith College, and went on to serve as President of the Smith College Clubs in Westchester, NY and Charleston, S.C.
Mrs. Goodbody was a founding member of the Church of Our Saviour on Johns Island, S.C. and served as the editor for many years of the Jubilate Deo, retiring at 88. She was an active volunteer at Eastern State Mental Hospital in Williamsburg, a former member of the N.Y. State and National Mental Health boards, and a member of the Westchester Mental Health Association, where she served several terms as president of the Board of Directors. For many years, both North and South, she was an enthusiastic golfer and duplicate bridge player.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaretta Niles and her husband, Nicholas of Hawley, Pa.; and Joan T. Goodbody of Alexandria, Va.; her son, David Goodbody of Johns Island, S.C.; a granddaughter, Jennifer C. Niles of Washington, D.C.; grandson A. David Niles II and his wife, Allison of Manhattan, N.Y. and their children, Helen and Harry Niles.
A Celebration of Harriet's Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 6 in The Chapel at Bishop Gadsden, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way. Inurnment will be held at a later date at The Church of Our Saviour on Johns Island, S.C. The family will greet friends at a reception following the service.
Memorials may be made to the school founded by her granddaughter, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Attn: Julie Green, 3600 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010.
A memorial message may be sent to the family at www.jhenrystuhr.com and www.vagazette.com
Published in Virginia Gazette from May 3 to June 2, 2013