Donald Spencer Goodrich, 79, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 3, 2006.
His memorial service was Aug. 13 at the United Church of Christ at Sun City, Calif.
Don was born on Jan. 14, 1927, at Olympia, Wash., to Charles Spencer Goodrich and Hazel MacPherson Goodrich. The family moved to Baker City in 1935. Don was a 1945 Baker High School graduate.
After serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Iowa, Don attended Oregon State University at Corvallis where he earned a degree in forestry. While in college, he met Donna J. Drake. The couple were married for 57 years.
Don and Donna lived their lives with the U.S. Forest Service, moving to diverse areas of Oregon (including Baker City), Utah and Idaho. After 32 years with the Forest Service, Don retired in 1983 as timber administrator on the Salmon National Forest.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of Sun City, Calif.; daughters, Gail Evans of Boise and Jill Williams of Fruitheights, Utah; son, David Goodrich of Butte, Mont.; a sister, Meredith Wilson and her husband, Jack, of North Powder, and their family; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 1, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor