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Linda Marguerite Goodrich

October 16, 1944 - May 3, 2020

Linda Goodrich,75, passed away with the love of her life by her side on Sunday, May 3rd, at Salem Hospital. She was born on October 16,1944, in Vancouver, Washington to Emmett and Shirley Johnson. Linda was one of five children and is survived by her husband, Ron Goodrich of Keizer, son Brett Goodrich of Salem, daughter Jennifer Grimes-Burke of Salem, sister Judith Wright of Portland, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Linda spent most of her life in the Salem/Keizer area, graduating from North Salem High School in 1962. She married Ron Goodrich on September 25, 1964 at Court Street Christian Church in Salem, Oregon, they were married almost 57 years. 
Linda enjoyed many things: gardening, sewing, reading and spending time playing games with her grandchildren. She loved hosting holidays and was famous for her lemon bars, brownies, hot pickles and could always be counted on for an honest opinion. In her youth, she enjoyed family outings to Taft for beach picnics and trips to Long Beach for clamming.                                                                                           

After retirement, she enjoyed golfing and traveling with Ron and her sister-in-law, Lana Hunt and brother-in-law, Larry Hunt.

A private family service will be held. 

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393-5318? many times did I call that number growing up...I’ll never forget it, and I’ll never forget you Linda, my besties Mom, who was always quick witted and kept Jen and I in line. We would swim, crawl on the roof and sun tan with peroxide in our hair and then come down and decide who’s house we were gonna sleep at on most Friday nights. Linda was the best of the best when it came to Moms. She gave us just enough freedom to have fun but a short enough rope to tell us in and kick our butts when we pushed the limits. She was kind, she was a good cook who always had a sandwich when we wanted it and a hot dinner every single night for her family. She was so funny, our favorite thing was to make fun of Jen when Jen wasn’t paying attention. She loved her grandkids with her entire soul. She could just about sew anything you needed as fast as you could get it to her. And she was just always there. There when you needed her for just about anything. She told you what she thought and never held back, we could all learn a lesson to be who you are and stay true to your beliefs. I’m so sorry Brett and Jennifer, you lost your mom way too soon, life can be unfair. My faith leads me to believe we will see our loved ones again someday. And Linda...well she was a loved one for sure. She fought so hard, and now she can rest. She knows Ron will be okay with this big crazy family they created together, I pray that God wraps his arms tight around Ron for comfort. We love you Linda, I promise to watch over Jen as long as I’m on earth. Love you. Sue 393-6961 

    Ron. so sorry to hear of your loss.  Lana wrote and let us know.  So much harder to lose someone during this difficult time when family can not share with you in your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family.                           Wayne and Barbara (Quigley) kingsley