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Robert W. Goodale

Memorial for Robert W. Goodale

Born in Tacoma, WA on May 11, 1932
Departed on Dec. 25, 2009 and resided in Washougal, WA.
Service: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010
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Robert Goodale of Washougal, WA went to be with his Lord on Christmas Day after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bob was born May 11, 1932 to Ralph and Winifred Goodale of Puyallup, WA. He graduated from Whitworth (College) University and received his Master of Education degree from the University of Oregon. He taught in Washougal over thirty years before retiring to pursue volunteering and amateur radio activities.

Bob is survived by Joyce, his wife of 52 years, son, John (Deborah) Goodale of Colorado Springs, CO, daughter, Mary Ruth (Larry) Thomas of Lynnwood, WA; four grandchildren: Matthew and Suzanne Goodale and Alison and Drew Thomas; brother, Raymond (Irene) Goodale and sister, Bea (Bill) Hurd.

A memorial service celebrating Bob's life will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 805 Columbia Ridge Drive, Vancouver, WA 98664. Private inurnment will be held at Sumner Cemetery at Sumner, WA. Memorial donations can be made to Open House Ministries @ P.O. Box 242, Vancouver, WA 98666 or the Deacons Fund @ Columbia Presbyterian Church. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook visit

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