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Marie Louise Goodrich

Marie Louise Goodrich, age 104, passed away at her home in Mountain City, Tennessee on Thursday, February 9, 2012. She was born in St. Ansgar, Iowa on January 29, 1908 to Norwegian parents, Carl Gustav and Inga Gunderson.
Marie graduated from St. Ansgar High School and attended Iowa State University where she earned a degree in Home Economics. She commenced teaching in Cleghorn, Iowa, where she met and married Harold Goodrich. Harold and Marie had two children, who both were born in Cleghorn. Marie eventually retired from teaching Home Economics after having taught primarily at Tech High School in Omaha, Nebraska and at North Ft. Meyers High School in Fort Meyers, Florida. Marie had lived in Mountain City, Tennessee for the past 22 years.
In retirement, Marie and Harold enjoyed traveling extensively. Marie attended First Christian Church in Mountain City. Her interests included knitting and crocheting as well as tending her flowers. Marie was an avid fan of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols as well as of Peyton Manning.
Marie is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Carter and husband Dale of Mountain City, TN; son, Don Goodrich and wife Mary of Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and her brother, Eric Harold Gudnerson.
A private inurnment will be held in Meriden, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that memorials be made to First Christian Church, PO Box 136, Mountain City, TN 37683.
It was Mrs. Goodrich’s request that no formal services be held.
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The family of Marie Louise Goodrich has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.