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Bernard Goodson

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Goodson, Bernard


Bernard D. Goodson, age 98, it is with sweet sorrow the Goodson family announces the passing of a great American patriot and storyteller. Those who knew B.D. will remember him as a hard worker with feisty character who was a loyal husband, father, grandfather, neighbor and friend. He was born with an adventurous spirit to John L. and Nova Bolds Goodson on February 3, 1918, in Sefton Township, Fayette County, IL. Bernard was born the first of five children (he had two brothers and two sisters). B.D. graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1936, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy on June 16, 1936. He shared the privilege of serving our Great Nation until medically discharged on September 5, 1945. B.D. married Lila C. Buzzard on August 16, 1942, and they began their adventure as newlyweds by moving west. They were blessed with four children. He moved his family to Belen, NM in 1953, and the Goodson family has lived on Jarales Road for the last 62 years. B.D. was raised as a farmer but worked in a variety of occupations after his military service to support and care for his growing family. He owned and operated the Jarales Dairy in Belen until 1964, and then worked with the New Mexico Highway Department. All of his children graduated from Belen High School.

Bernard is survived by his four children and their families: his daughter, Patricia Goodson, and her family, Freddy and Trinidad McCullough, and Melissa and Alan Cox; Violet Todd, and her family, Tracy and Jim Rush, and Tricia and Derek Schiff; Eillen Godsey and her husband, Dick, and their grown children, Matthew and Sara Godsey; and his son, John D. Goodson, his wife, Cindy, and their grown children, Jessica Montano, John Curtis Goodson, and Amy Mendoza. B.D. is also survived by his five great- grandchildren, Jeanie Todd (deceased), Logan Cox, Keegan Cox, Isabel Montano, Isaac Montano; and his beloved caretaker, Carol Reed.

Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Los Chavez, on Friday, January 19, 2016. A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a funeral service to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Please join the family for a celebratory reception back at the First Baptist Church Los Chavez around 1:30 p.m. Please sign Bernard's online tribute at


Romero Funeral Home

609 N. Main

St. Belen, NM
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 20, 2016
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