John Allen Goodhope

06/14/1951 — 05/18/2013

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Spokane, WA

John Allen Goodhope

Early on Saturday, May 18th John lost his courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was at home with all of his family's love surrounding him.

John was born on June 14, 1951 in Spokane, Washington to Clayton and Beverly Goodhope. John completed all of his education in Spokane, Washington. His greatest mentor in his life was his Grandpa Trowbridge. John was Grandpa Trowbridge's protégé. A day would rarely go by without John telling you an amazing story about his many learning experiences he had with his grandpa. John always had many wonderful stories to tell about his life of learning. He grew up having a natural mechanical ability always using it. John was such a strong, hard worker, with a heart of gold to help anyone.

John met the love of his life, Linda Kay Lathrop. They were married on May 9, 1970. Young and with all the confidence in the world John and Linda packed all their belongings and headed to California. John loved to travel and was always curious about what was around the next corner in his travels. They enjoyed California but Linda missed Washington so back they came and eventually settled in Davenport, Washington where they were blessed with two very successful sons, Ken and Gabriel. After more than 30 years of marriage Linda passed very suddenly after surgery.

John later met and married Julia Dana and resided together in Richland for the past 10 years. They were blessed with a very short but tremendously loving life together. John worked for the Richland School District Transportation Dept. He loved being a school bus driver. His goal was always to get healthier so he could return to work and see the students that he would drive to school. He also had a wealth of very treasured friends from work. He so missed being with them daily. During his courageous battle he and Julia always had the love and continuous support of his colleagues even through the darkest of days

John was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Kay, Grandparents John and Ethel Trowbridge.

John is survived by his wife, Julia, sons Kenneth of San Jose, California, Gabriel and his wife, Jennifer, of Bellevue, Washington, step-son Daniel Dana and his wife, Shauna, and grandson Kolton, of Escondido, California, mother Beverly Griffin of Spokane, Washington, sister Darice Wolverton and her husband, Jerry, of Spokane Valley, Washington. John also leaves behind his many treasured nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 24th at 11:00 AM. We would like to remember the many great times John. Please share your special memories of John at Memories at Sunset Event Center located at 915 By-Pass Highway Richland, WA 99352.

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  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Julia, and all your family. I am so sorry and saddened for your loss. I also will miss his smiling face and soft spoken voice. If i can help in any way please dont hesitate to ask.

    Sherry & Ian

    Sherry Mount
    November 4, 2014
    spokane, WA, wa
  • Our Dear Julia,

    We are So sorry and so saddened for the loss of your dear sweet John Uncle John to the girls. We know how long you waited for this wonderful, kind & loving man. He was the sweetest kindest man. We feel blessed to have known him and so glad that he made you so happy while he was here. You made him just as happy and he was also blessed to find you! We loved being around you guys, We could see the love, feel the love and know just how much you loved each other. It was obvious. It put so much joy in our hearts. You know we are here for you any time day or night. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. We love you. You are my sister always.

    Love you,

    Carleen

    Carleen , Danny, Lacey & Haley Golden
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • Hello Julia, Daniel and family members~

    We are sincerely sorry to hear of your husbands passing Julia, we had heard through the local Davenport paper that you & John joined together in a beautiful relationship as husband & wife. We were so happy for your heart as well as John’s! John was a wonderful fellow and his gentle nature spoke of everyone that knew him.Holding you in our prayers, Vince & Jan Julius

    Jan Julius
    November 4, 2014
    Davenport, WA, USA
  • So sorry to hear of John’s passing. The Goodhope’s lived behind us in Spokane and we enjoyed playing with him and Darice as young kids. I always remember my and John’s birthday were very close. They were a good family and I wish you all well.

    Tina Jinotti

    Tina Jinotti
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, Valley, WA, USA
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you, Julia, and all your family. I am so sorry and saddened for your loss. I also will miss his smiling face and soft spoken voice. If i can help in any way please dont hesitate to ask.

    Sherry & Ian

    Sherry Mount
    November 4, 2014
    spokane, WA, wa
  • Our Dear Julia,

    We are So sorry and so saddened for the loss of your dear sweet John Uncle John to the girls. We know how long you waited for this wonderful, kind & loving man. He was the sweetest kindest man. We feel blessed to have known him and so glad that he made you so happy while he was here. You made him just as happy and he was also blessed to find you! We loved being around you guys, We could see the love, feel the love and know just how much you loved each other. It was obvious. It put so much joy in our hearts. You know we are here for you any time day or night. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. We love you. You are my sister always.

    Love you,

    Carleen

    Carleen , Danny, Lacey & Haley Golden
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • Hello Julia, Daniel and family members~

    We are sincerely sorry to hear of your husbands passing Julia, we had heard through the local Davenport paper that you & John joined together in a beautiful relationship as husband & wife. We were so happy for your heart as well as John’s! John was a wonderful fellow and his gentle nature spoke of everyone that knew him.Holding you in our prayers, Vince & Jan Julius

    Jan Julius
    November 4, 2014
    Davenport, WA, USA
  • So sorry to hear of John’s passing. The Goodhope’s lived behind us in Spokane and we enjoyed playing with him and Darice as young kids. I always remember my and John’s birthday were very close. They were a good family and I wish you all well.

    Tina Jinotti

    Tina Jinotti
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, Valley, WA, USA
  • We are so sorry for your loss. He was a very good and kind man.

    Mike and Linda Wingfield
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • We will all miss you John you live in our hearts forever. We love you so much thanks for this unforgetable time we had with you in our lives. God be with you John.

    Love Bob and Nancy, Nathaniel, Sarah and Natalie and Josh

    Bob and Nancy
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Gabe and Ken–My concern and sympathy in the loss of your dad. He and your mom were so very supportive of both of you. You have many good memories of life in Davenport. With loving concern JOYCE STUBBS

    Joyce Stubbs
    November 4, 2014
    spokane, WA
  • I am so sorry that your hearts are aching. John was a wonderful man and I will forever remember his smile and kind personality. Julia, your love for each other knew no bounds and it was obvious to all how much you meant to each other. I’m thankful to have known John and I pray for peace for your families during this time. Marie

    Marie Holst
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA