Donald Linus Goodale

Donald Linus Goodale

Donald Linus Goodale, born to Grant and Nellie Goodale on October 8, 1934, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Enumclaw.

Don was a lifelong resident of the NW, graduating from Enumclaw H.S. and going on to Central Washington College of Education to major in Music.

It was at Central that Don met his wife Joyce and following their graduation they married and he started his career as a music teacher in Washougal. While in Washougal Don directed the Church choir at Camas Christian Church for eleven years, where he also held many offices including Elder. From there he and Joyce moved to Kent and Don took a teaching job at McKnight Middle School in Renton. He became very active at Kent First Christian Church, holding many positions over the years, including Elder Emeritus. Don retired from the Renton SD in 1982, and afterwards he and Joyce traveled extensively. He was an avid trombone player all through his life.

He is survived by his wife Joyce of 59 years, daughters Cathy Baird (Joel), Karen Grigg (Don), Connie Wong (Roman), and son Donald (Jeffrey); 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be Saturday, September 19th, at 1:00pm at the First Christian Church of Kent at 11717 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98031. Memorials can be made to the church.

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