Linda Kay Goodwin
Linda “Linny” Kay Goodwin (Forbes) passed away in Flagstaff Arizona on January 21st at the age of 70. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Greg Goodwin, her son and daughter-in-law Corey and Nicole Goodwin, her daughter Amy Goodwin and son-in-law Tito Smith, her grandson Jacob Goodwin, and her sister Dian Murphy. She is also survived by extended family including sisters-in-law Jill Dauster (husband Joe) and Michelle Copeland (partner Jim), and brother-in-law Chris Goodwin (wife Susie); along with her nieces Stacy, Alison, Breana, and Jessica and nephews Brandon and Justin. She was preceded in death by her son Brian Goodwin, sister Judy Forbes, nephew Michael Forbes, and parents Dores and Harry Forbes.
Linny was born in Clearwater Florida on December 3rd 1949. She graduated from Greybull high school in Greybull Wyoming in 1968, and married Greg, her high school sweetheart in 1969 in Basin, Wyoming. Greg and Linny came to Flagstaff in 1976 for Greg's work at the U.S. Forest Service. Linny was a devoted mother and wife and took great care to support those she loved and those she saw needed to be loved. Her kindness and generosity of spirit is the legacy her family hopes will be carried forward by all who loved her.
A private ceremony to scatter her ashes is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for those who loved Linny to spread kindness, it was her greatest wish for people to be kind and take care of each other. The family would like to express their gratitude to all Linny's family, lifelong friends, and neighbor friends who have provided support, laughter, meals, and whatever was needed during her long battle with cancer. Donations in her honor can be made to causes she cared deeply about including Planned Parenthood, Northland Hospice, High County Humane animal shelter, or Friends of Camp Colton.
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