Ivan Raymond Goodman

Born: Sun., Apr. 1, 1928
Died: Wed., Sep. 21, 2011

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Ivan R. Goodman - a resident of Pilot Rock, died Wednesday, September 21, in the Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, Washington. He was 83 years old. Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday September 27 at 2:00 PM and will be in the Community Presbyterian Church of Pilot Rock, Oregon. Memorials in his memory may be directed to the Community Presbyterian Church of Pilot Rock or may be sent care of the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. You may sign the online register book, or send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Goodman was born April 1, 1928 in Sebetha, Kansas. He was raised in Kansas and Iowa. After his schooling, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy. He had served his country as a Chief Petty Officer, and had served during the Viet Nam and Korean wars. He married Dorothy M. Vaughn on March 1, 1950 in Bremerton, Washington. He had worked as an Assignment Classifier in Millington, Tennessee. He had also served in Chicago, Alaska, Iceland and had served aboard the USS Enterprise before he retired as a Navy Recruiter at Fargo, North Dakota in July 1968. After his retirement he moved to Pilot Rock. While in Pilot Rock he held numerous jobs from a Pilot Rock Police Officer, Auto Parts Store Manager, and a saw operator at the local mill. Ivan retired from the mill after an accident that severed three fingers on his right hand. He then started his own lawn care business to help the elderly that could not care for their lawn themselves. Asking only enough from his customers to cover his expenses, he did this service for over 15 years. He will be remembered as someone who was always willing to lend a helping hand, and someone with a special sense of humor. He greatly enjoyed being around his grandchildren and spending time with his family. He had also enjoyed archery and bowling. His church was very important to him as well. He was the Treasurer, Clerk of Sessions and Elder of the Community Presbyterian Church of Pilot Rock. He is survived by four children, Brian Goodman of Walla Walla, Washington, Scott Goodman off Dallesport, Washington, Mark Goodman of Union, Oregon and Vicky Goodman of Pendleton. Twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy who died in 2002, and three brothers.

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Joan Harrison
   Posted Fri September 23, 2011
Brian, Scott, Mark and Vicky Thank you all for sharing your dad with me. I treasure the memories I have growing up with him as my "dad". Words can not express the hurt I know you're feeling but take comfort in your memories, laugh at the good times and hold each other close. Love you guys.... Joan

Martha Post
   Posted Sat September 24, 2011
Brian, Scott, Mark and Vicki your Dad has a specially place in my heart, know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you, just remember all the good times you had with him as I will remember all my family had with him. Love you all Martha

Patti McMahon
   Posted Sat September 24, 2011
My condolences to family and friends. Ivan was so good to my parents and especially to Mom after Dad died. Ivan was one of the really "good guys" and he will be missed by many.

Helen Byrnes
   Posted Mon September 26, 2011
Your Dad was a great friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

JOHN CHASE
   Posted Mon September 26, 2011
Ivan was a wonderful man he will be missed by us all that knew him. John and Betty Chase

Jackie Carey
   Posted Mon September 26, 2011
Ivan was one of the good guys. He always had a smile and a good sense of humor. I could not believe he was 83. He was so active and still working. He will be missed. His work on this earth is done and now he will receive his rewards which will be many. Jackie Carey

Linda Williams Kauffman
   Posted Tue September 27, 2011
I am truly sorrowful for our loss. Ivan was always a pleasure in my life. I knew him through my mother, Faye, and always enjoyed his sense of humor and willingness to help others. Not only is he leaving behind many who will sorely miss him, but I am sure that there are many joyously greeting his arrival. God's comfort to all. Linda

Janis Weinke
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
Sorry to hear about your dad. Ivan was kind, genuine, and had a cheerful smile for everyone. I always enjoyed watching him on his riding lawn mower :

Julie Domstad
   Posted Thu September 29, 2011
My Uncle Ivy was a great man, he always loved to play and tease us kids. I spent many summers with Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Ivy as a kid and learned a lot about small town life in Pilot Rock. He was my favorite uncle and always gave the best hugs. His sunny disposition was infectious and I thank him for great memories and life lessons. Very generious with his time and a gentle soul at heart he was a great sweet man. I love you Uncle Ivy, I will miss you but you can finally be reunited with so many folks you missed here on this earth that left before you. Say Hi to everyone for me and give Buttons a good scratch, I loved that dog.

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