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02/29/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Frances S. Goodrich

Frances S____ Goodrich
(24 Feb 1924 - 27 Feb 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news this morning.     Frances S. Goodrich, Class of 1940, passed away in Hampton on Friday, February 24, 2012 three days after her 91st birthday.

From the Daily Press - 02/29/12:

      Frances Goodrich
      HAMPTON - Frances Goodrich, 91, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.

Born and raised on the Peninsula, she was a graduate of Newport News High School, class of 1940, and was a member of Warwick Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, James; two daughters, Sandra Winbourne and Margaret Cummings (David); two grandchildren, Sheri Winbourne and Shannon Dalson (Jason); three great-grandchildren, Justin, Jessica and Donnie Phillips; one great great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Pasino; and a host of nieces and nephews.



The family would like to thank the staff at Coliseum Park Nursing Home for their compassionate care during her stay.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Warwick Assembly of God with burial to follow in Hampton Veterans Memorial Gardens.

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Published in Daily Press from February 28 to March 1, 2012.
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February 28, 2012
James, Sandra, Margaret, Shannon: Bill and I were so sorry to hear of "Miss" Frances' passing. We are equally sad we can't be there with you. I remember how kind and thoughtful she was towards my mom, Doris, when she was in the last years of life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Unsigned

February 28, 2012
Sandra and family, I am saddened by your mom's passing. I have such fond memories of her from my childhood. So many happy times spent in your home in Wythe.
God Bless,

~ Brenda Waters Thomas, Gloucester, Virginia

February 29, 2012
Dear Margaret, my friend since 1st grade. My deepest sympathy during this difficult time upon the loss of your dear mother. May the good Lord guide and sustain you and your family in the days to come. Sincerely, Russ Gentry

~ Russ Gentry, Hampton, Virginia

February 29, 2012
So sorry to read the death of your mom. Will always remember the Wythe days. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

~ Norma/Norman Garrett, Newport News, Virginia

March 01, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss, we have been neighbors for 40 years - a beautiful couple, you have our deepest sympathy.

~ Charles and Katie Carroll, Hampton, Virginia

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March 02, 2012




   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Goodrich's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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