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Gary A. Goodwin


Saturday, February 16, 2019

LEBANON, NH — Gary Alan Goodwin, 72, died peacefully in his sleep on February 5, 2019.

Gary was born on January 18, 1947, in Nashua, and was the oldest of ten children. He graduated from Tilton High School in 1965, before being drafted to serve in the Army in Vietnam, where he earned the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat. He spent his early years doing tree work before transitioning to running machinery at Split Ballbearing (Timken) and New Hampshire Industries. He eventually settled into the printing world, working for Dartmouth Printing, Whitman Press, and ultimately Valley News.

Gary had a passion for fishing and loved reeling in bass of any size. He kept incredibly detailed weather notes because he was always looking for an edge when it came to catching fish. During winter he pored over catalogs, searching for new gear to use the following spring. He loved taking kids out with him and he taught nieces, nephews, and his friends’ children how to fish.

He was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Thomas.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Carr, of Lebanon, NH; his siblings Rick Goodwin and wife Deborah, Tracy Carr and wife Dorothy, and Jamie Carr and partner Joanne of Lebanon, NH, Wendy Hodge and husband Paul of Topsham, VT, Margaret Dimmick of Grantham, NH, Geneva Preble and husband Bob of Windsor, VT, Tammy Durand and husband Jeff of Wilder, VT; his sons Jesse Goodwin and wife Angela of Kellyville, OK, Aaron Goodwin and wife Stacey of Bartlesville, OK; and his grandchildren Jordan Goodwin and wife Nikki of Sapulpa, OK, Morgan Goodwin of Kellyville, OK, Ella Goodwin of Bartlesville, OK; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Per Gary’s request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of life will be held with family and friends later this summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: American Lung Association - 1200 Hosford Street, Suite 101 Hudson, WI 54016-9316. (www.lung.org)

To leave a message of condolence for Gary’s family please visit the online guest book at www.rickerfuneralhome.com.