Goodrich, Mary

Passed: August 29, 2010

Obituary

Mary Joe Goodrich, 80, of Goodyear died August 29, 2010 in Goodyear.  She was born Roberta Twanet Hauert in Alhambra, California on the 20th of January 1930 to Robert & Twanet (Cherry) Hauert.   Not long after her birth, her name was legally changed to Mary Joe and the family name legally changed to Blair.  Mary Joe attended Alhambra schools but left school before graduation to get married and raise a family.  She graduated from Tri-Community Adult School in 1990 at the age of 60, achieving her life-long goal of graduating from high school.

She lived most of her life in California, but also lived in Texas and Arizona.

Mary Joe worked for Continental Can Company in Los Angeles from 1954 – 1972, and after her retirement enjoyed crafting and spending time with her family.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mrs. Goodrich was married to Roger Leland Still (deceased) from 1947 to 1963 and Anthony Joseph Goodrich (deceased) from 1976 to 1978.

Mary Joe is survived by her sister, Jane Pauline (Blair) Bredlow of Clear Lake, Iowa; daughter Cherie Lee (Still) Dubrow of Goodyear, Arizona; son, Keith Robert Still & his wife Mary (Leon), of Goodyear, Arizona; son, Joseph Leland Still and his wife Nancy (Vice), of Allen, Texas; son, Jon Phillip Still of San Diego, California; step-daughter Debra (Debbie) Lynn Still, of Miami, Oklahoma; and, step-daughter Susen Marie Still of Edmond, Oklahoma.  She is survived by 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces, 2 nephews, and several great-nieces & great-nephews.   She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Abe Dubrow, and one grandson.

A memorial service is being held Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Thompson’s Valley West Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Joe’s name, to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation at www.macular.org.

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