Beverly A. Goodchild, 77, Escanaba, passed away on Thursday morning, July 14, 2016 at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born on January 18, 1939 in Escanaba, daughter of Philip and Bernadette (Roberts) Shannon. Beverly was raised in Gladstone and was a lifelong resident of this area.
In 1966, Beverly married Gerald “Jerry” Goodchild in Escanaba. He preceded her in death.
Beverly spent her life raising her children and being a homemaker for her family.
She volunteered for the Community Action Agency RSVP program. She enjoyed going to the casino, woodworking, decorating, doing crafts, baking, cooking and people watching.
Beverly loved the Lord and attended Berean Baptist Church.
Among survivors include her children, Step Daughter Penny Lindsey of Escanaba, Sherry (Cecil Paul) Ford of Gwinn, Vickie Caputo of Lansing, Robert “Butch” (Marjorie) Rodgers of Escanaba, Connie (Hank) Auge of Escanaba, Steve Rodgers of Escanaba, Melodie (Randy LaMarche) Rodgers of Escanaba, Greig Goodchild of Escanaba, Shane Goodchild of Escanaba and Shawn Walechka of Escanaba; 26 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Wellman, Barbara Shannon, Kathy (Dennis) Wellman, Colleen (Mike) Balenger, Nancy (Derwith) Carlson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Randy Rodgers; and siblings, Marilyn Williams and Philip Shannon.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 19th from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Darin Kelsey officiating.
Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Goodchild family.
The family would like to thank UPHS Home Care and Hospice. With a special thank you to her wonderful nurse Danielle Vietzke.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Goodchild family.