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obit fyi: William Thomas Good. 1918-2006

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obit fyi: William Thomas Good. 1918-2006

Posted: 14 Mar 2006 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 15 Mar 2006 2:52AM GMT
Surnames: Good, Topping, Munro, Kinder, Medina, Strempel, Spicer
PLEASE NOTE, THIS WAS POSTED FOR REFERENCE ONLY, I AM NOT RELATED TO, NOR AM I RESEARCHING THIS FAMILY I’VE ONLY DONE A COPY AND PASTE FROM OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER FYI.

William Thomas Good
Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 - 02:11:14 pm PST
COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD, MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON STATE.

William (Bill) Good age 87 died at his home on March 12 following a courageous battle with congestive heart failure; with his loving family at his side.

He was born April 26, 1918 in Everett to the late William (Sam) Samual and Mary Louise Topping Good. He attended grade school in Tacoma and was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, class of 1936. Bill attended Washington State University but WWII interrupted his education.

Bill served his country faithfully in the United States Navy on the USS George in the South Pacific. Bill entered into marriage on Oct. 17, 1944 to Barbara Jean Munro in Melboune Australia. Following the war, he returned to school to finish his bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1946 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in 1947 at WSU. Bill obtained his Masters Degree in Education at the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1951.

Bill began his teaching career in Camas, teaching for one year. He was then recalled to active reserve duty during the Korean War, going first to Moscow, Idaho, to teach NROTC, then transferred to Newport, R.I., and then to Key West Florida. In 1953, the Reserves were taken off active duty. Bill and his family moved to Aberdeen where he taught history and math at Miller Jr. High School; becoming vice principal. In 1958 he became principal at Hopkins Jr. High School.


Always looking forward, the family moved to Warden where Bill was superintendent of public instruction for the Warden School District from 1963 to 1970. In 1970 the South Whidbey School District was recruiting for a new superintendent. Looking to better himself, Bill moved the family back to western Washington. Bill was superintendent of public instruction for the South Whidbey Island School District from 1970 to 1978, when he retired.

Bill was a member of St. Hubert Catholic Church, serving as lector. He was also a member of the South Whidbey Kiwanis Club, serving as their president; Lions Club in Aberdeen and Warden; he was also a third degree knight and founding member of St. Hubert's Knights of Columbus.

Bill is survived by his family, loving wife and partner of over 61 years Barbara Jean Good at the family home; beloved son William D. Good of Freeland; beloved daughters Karen Kinder and her husband Jerry of Warden, Deborah Medina and her husband Victor of Kent, Kathleen Good of Federal Way, Laurie Strempel and her husband Ron of Clinton; grandchildren Thomas and Heather Kinder, Andrew, Brian and Christine Medina, Amanda, Sarah and Jessica Strempel; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends who will miss him dearly.

Funeral mass will be celebrated for Bill at St. Hubert Catholic Church located at 804 Third Ave. in Langley at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, Father Rick Spicer will be the celebrant. Private family graveside will be conducted at Mount Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent with full military honors. Memorials in Bill's name may be made to the St. Hubert Building Fund.

"Bill (Dad, Grandpa) we love you dearly. You will be missed very much and forever."

Full funeral and burial arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Affordable Burial & Cremation Services, LLC of Mount Vernon.

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