Mack L. Goodwin

Mack L. Goodwin, 85, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in the Caslen Living Center of natural causes. He was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Norman, Oklahoma, the son of Marques L. and Meda (Hill) Goodwin. He received his education in Riverton, Wyoming where he graduated high school in 1949. He then started working for GSI Oil Company in 1953. On June 20, 1953, he was united in marriage to Elvera D. Norgaard in Riverton, Wyoming. He worked and they lived all over the western half of the United States until they moved the family to South America, and he worked for in the Amazon jungle drilling for oil. They made their last move in 1968 when they moved to Lewistown, and purchased the Trails End Motel. In 1969, he began working for Cenex, driving the gas and fertilizer truck until his retirement.

As most Montanans, he loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed many trips to Alaska and Oregon to fish for steelhead and salmon. He umpired baseball and softball, and in his spare time he would refinish furniture in his shop. He also played in the senior pool league.

Mack is survived by his four children: Mitchel Barnes in California, Mack Goodwin, Jr. in Oregon, JoMeda Goodwin of Lewistown and Paul Goodwin in Colorado; one sister Peggy Lynn Evans in California; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, in 1994, and his parents.

Memorial Services for Mack L. Goodwin will be Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Cloyd Chapel with committal to follow in Central Montana Memorial Gardens. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.

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