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Linda Mae Goodman
02/17/1942 — 12/12/2022
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Celebration of Life
Linda Mae Goodman
Our beloved grandmother, mother, sister, and wife, Linda Mae Guerra Goodman, 80, passed away on December 12, 2022, in Kennewick, WA.
Linda was born on February 17, 1942 in Edinburg, TX, to Dr. G.A. Guerra and Norma Ann Erwin Guerra.
Linda graduated from Incarnate Word High School in 1960 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tulsa in 1967. She started her career as a school teacher in Baltimore, Maryland at Dundalk High School and several other schools in Baltimore County. She then taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at Pharr Junior High and was recognized by the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading. Later, she taught in Lubbock Independent School District from 1980 to 2000, teaching at Alderson Junior High, Lubbock High School, Coronado High School, and Ed Irons Junior High. After her retirement, she and her husband traveled the United States. After settling down in Texas, she worked and was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Site Coordinator for Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs in Hemphill, Texas.
Linda married Richard Goodman on August 24, 1968 in Edinburg, Texas. The couple had 3 children, Dr. Keith Goodman, William “Doug” Goodman, and Richard Goodman.
Outside of the classroom, Linda was a wonderfully artistic woman. She painted birdhouses, ceramics, and watercolor scenes. She taught children in Hemphill summer programs to make puppets, even being invited to present to the Houston Puppetry Association. Her many needlepoints and cross-stitches are the treasure of her family. Her laughter is its lore. She loved a good joke as much as a good book. In Baltimore, she and her husband raised and showed German Shepherd Dogs. Abbey Von Schrauderhouse was mom’s favorite. She also trained Abbey to track, and when her twin children got lost in the woods, Abbey found them.
Linda is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard Goodman, her sons Dr. Keith Goodman, William Goodman, and Richard Goodman, her daughters-in-law Andrea Goodman, Amanda Goodman, and Jeannine Goodman, her grandchildren Sabrina Medina Goodman, Douglas Goodman, Zoe Goodman, Aidan Goodman, Colin Goodman, and Sara Goodman, her sisters Gloria “Jeannie” Neal and Dr. Imelda Celine Hanson, her brother Gilbert Guerra, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Linda is preceded in death by her father, Dr. G.A. Guerra, her mother Norma Guerra, her sister Norma Figueroa, and her brother Edward Guerra.
The service for Linda Goodman will be held on Sunday, at 9:00 AM at Einans at Sunset.
Memorial donations can be made in Linda’s name to Wounded Warriors.
Aunt Linda will be missed Dearly. She was an Inspiration to many & Loved by all who knew her. I will always keep your Cheerful laugh close to heart. 🕊♥️
Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.