Mary Ann Goodman(1951 - 2013)

1951-2013

Mary Ann Goodman, 61, died April 15, 2013, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho, of a sudden illness. She was born June 10, 1951, in Burbank, Calif., the daughter of Adrian B. and Ann (Christenson) Goodman. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She was kind, beautiful, artistic, intelligent and had a great sense of humor.

Mary Ann grew up in Encino, Calif. She graduated from Birmingham High School, Van Nuys, Calif., in 1969. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art and in Education at Cal State Northridge and a Master's Degree in Social Work at UCLA. She lived in Ventura and was a teacher at Sequoia Middle School in Newbury Park in the 1970s. For most of the past 30 years, Mary Ann lived in Idaho.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father; four sisters: Elizabeth Brandenburg of Haleiwa, Hawaii, Lynnsey Goodman of San Diego, Calif., Christine Nuttall of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Diane Langmuir of Palisades, N.Y.; one brother: John Goodman of Sebastopol, Calif.; and seven nieces and nephews: Jesse, Kelsey, Joe, Robby, Elyse, Charlie and Molly whom she loved dearly. Her family cherished her and she will be deeply missed.

Private inurnment services will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, Calif., in May. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Mary Ann's memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com. A memorial gathering will take place in Thousand Oaks on May 19. Please leave a message at summersfuneral.com on Mary Ann's webpage if you would like to be contacted with more information on the gathering.

Donations may be made to NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness, at NAMI.org.


Published in Ventura County Star from May 3 to May 6, 2013