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James LeRoy Goodell

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 17th, 2013


James LeRoy Goodell


James LeRoy Goodell, 81 of Eddyville, OR passed away on Sunday April 14, 2013 at his home. He was born January 17, 1932 in Toledo, OR to Dewey Goodell and Helen King Goodell of Siletz, OR.

He graduated from Siletz High School in 1950. Married Eleanor Ewing at the Lutheran Church Parsonage in Toledo, OR on January 14, 1952. They had three children, Tonja, Dewey and John.

Jim entered the Navy on January 1, 1951 served in the Korean War and was discharged from service in November 1954. After serving, he returned home and was a self employed trucker later owning and operating JL Goodell Trucking of Toledo, OR. Jim retired in 1995 and they moved from their longtime home in Siletz to Redmond. Only to move back in 2000 to their current home in Eddyville, OR.

Jim loved horses and was a team roper in the Senior Pro Rodeo. He also loved to tinker in his shop, restoring old trucks, gardening, and was always one to work on something around the place.

Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Goodell of Eddyville, Daughter Tonja (Kirk) Mitchell of Toledo, Sons Dewey (Carol) Goodell of Siletz and John (Kym) Goodell of Philomath. 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Goodell, mother, Helen Goodell and brothers, Joe and Phil Goodell.

Services will be Saturday, April 20th at 1 pm at Bateman Funeral Home.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Bateman Funeral Home.

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