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Nancy O Goody

October 6, 1933 — February 17, 2024


In loving memory of Nancy Ola Goody (AKA Grandma), who peacefully passed away at the age of 90 on February 17th, 2024, at her residence in Peoria, Arizona.

Nancy was born on October 6th, 1933, in Colfax, Washington, the sixth of eight siblings born to Vernon and Minnie Blackhurst. On July 10th, 1957, she married Robert L Goody in Portland, Oregon. Throughout her life, Nancy was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She contributed actively to her community, serving as a member and President of the Emblem Club #412 in Sedona, Arizona. After dedicating over a decade of her life to See’s Candies, Nancy retired and continued to enrich her days with a variety of interests.

Her passions included bowling, cooking, arts and crafts, sewing, camping, card games, and watching Arizona Diamondbacks games on TV without fail. She handcrafted just about anything and everything leaving behind cherished keepsakes for us all to pass on for generations to come. Nancy's vibrant personality made her a beloved figure, and she cherished the lifelong friendships she cultivated. Nancy was Catholic in faith and believed Jesus Christ was her Lord and Savior. She often looked to her Father for guidance, comfort and peace.

Famous for her clam dip, candied sweet potatoes, sweet pickles, and her infamous whooping paddle, Nancy left an indelible mark on the lives she touched. To her family, she was not just a grandmother but a hero, a best friend, and a source of strength. Her love and presence will be deeply missed but cherished always and forever.

Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Robert L Goody, sons Randall Eugene and David Brian, and four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her sisters Eva Joyce Nemyre and Yvonne Lynn Welk, daughter Sandra Hutchinson, grandchildren Debra, Lisa, Jimmy, Heather, Brian, Ashley, Tiffany, Emily, and Nancy, along with 14 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and her favorite nephew, Lonni Lee.

A memorial service to celebrate Nancy's life will be held at 11 a.m. on March 16th, 2024, at Menke Funeral Home in Sun City, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers family suggests any donations can be made to the American Heart Association in her memory.
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Saturday, March 16, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Menke Funeral & Cremation Center

12420 N 103rd Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351

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