Roger Don Goodman Sr.
1951 - 2016
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Roger Don Goodman, Sr., 65,  of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Roger was born June 11, 1951 in Sheridan, Wyoming. He lived there, close to his grandparents, other family and friends, with his father, Robert Goodman, and brother Robert Jr. until they moved to Idaho. 
He attended school in Idaho Falls until graduation from Idaho Falls High School in June 1969. He then attended the University of Idaho in Moscow to get his teaching degree, until he decided he needed to follow a different path. He came back to Idaho Falls and attended ISU in Pocatello and acquired his certification in law enforcement. 
After his graduation, he took a job in Kamiah, Idaho. There he met the love of his life, Sue. They were married six months later and have had a very wonderful marriage.
They have enjoyed the last 41 years together as lovers, parents, and grandparents. They were blessed with three children, Jennifer, Jaymee, and finally after a nine-year gap, they were blessed with Roger Jr. He is a born-again believer in the Lord and enjoyed working in the church.
He worked for Blackfoot Police Department as a seargent in Patrol, until he switched to being a resource officer at Independence Alternative High School. This portion of his career was so very special; he met numerous young adults that changed his life, for the better. He retired after 38 years in police work and tried to just take it easy.
After about two weeks, he couldn't stand not working so he found a part time job as a bailiff at Bingham County Courthouse and has enjoyed that for several years. Roger was an avid hunter, fisherman, and he loved riding his four wheeler, camping, and just spending time with his family and his best buddy his dog Spook. He shall be dearly missed.
Surviving Roger are his wife, Sue; daughters, Jennifer (Josh) Oebel in Waxahachie, Texas; Jaymee (Justin), Boise; son, Roger Jr (Jen) Blackfoot; brother, Robert (Karen); mother, Victoria Goodman and Jim. He has also been blessed with grandchildren - Alexis, Brett, Isaac and Cort and several nieces and nephews and numerous other family members who love him so much.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at Hawker Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 and again for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

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Published in The Morning News from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2016.
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June 27, 2016
Roger was a great friend to all of us at Independence. We too will miss him
Rose Jex
June 22, 2016
Sue and Family, We wanted to send our love to your family and we are so sorry you had to lose Roger so soon. You are all such a great family and we feel so sad for you. If there is anything we can help with, please let us know. Love, The David Hutchison Family
David Hutchison
June 22, 2016
Thank you Roger for being a friend you will be greatly missed. Heart felt condolences to you Sue and family and may the peace that passes all understanding be with you in this time of need. Ray
Ray Powell
June 21, 2016
such a humble caring man. you will be truly missed. words cant express how hard it is for you being gone. prayers to your family and Sue
krystal puente
June 20, 2016
Sue and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Roger was a good man and he will be missed.
Jim and Jenna Hagar
June 20, 2016
We are so sorry Sue...Roger was a true friend while I was teaching at Independence....Paula and I will pray for you and your family...
Richard Baugh
June 20, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Kim enjoyed his time spent with Roger.
Kim and Carey Faye Walton
June 20, 2016
Sue and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Mark and Sherry
June 20, 2016
We are saddened to hear of Roger's passing. He was a fun friend and colleague. Our prayers are with you.
Lee and Cheryl England
June 19, 2016
Sue and Family. So Sorry to hear about Roger.Our thoughts are with you in this sad times.
John and Sandy, Mount Vernon, WA
June 19, 2016
Sue and family.. I always liked Rodger and the way he presented himself to the public as a caring police officer.
June 19, 2016
Sue and family we are so sorry for your loss. James enjoyed working with Roger at the police department, while we were in Blackfoot and we are saddened by his passing. You are in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless
James & Chris Jackson
June 19, 2016
Sue, we are sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family at this difficult time. Roger meant a lot to my grandson and helped him out while at Independence High School. Roger will be greatly missed. Again our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lester and Janice Shepherd
June 19, 2016
Mrs. Goodman,

Our hearts are heavy for you and your family. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this difficult time.
Paul, Diana & Frank Merrell
June 19, 2016
Sue & family, I am so sorry & saddened by the loss of Roger. I enjoyed talking to him when I would stop in to the police department to see my dad. Roger was a great friend to all he met. He will be greatly missed. I pray for comfort during this time.
Jessica Montague
June 19, 2016
Sue and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Rodger was a kind and gentle person who will be missed tremendously. Please if you need anything please call on us. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Clint & Anna Hagerty
Clint Hagerty
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