Personal Histories

George L. Goodwin, Sr. S1/c(RM)

Born in Somerville, MA. he attended parochial and agricultural school there. During World War II he served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy on board the USS Hugh W. Hadley, where he was awarded a Purple Heart.

George has a variety of jobs during his 43-year residency in Colorado Springs. They included working for the Denver Mattress Co., Woolworth’s, Rocky Mountain Surgical, Main Colorado Springs Post Office, Shearer Medical, FBG Janitorial and Youth Outreach. He was an active member of the I.O.O.F. in Massachusetts and Colorado. He was an avid bowler and loved a good game of cribbage.

He attended church at Aldergate United Methodist in Cragmoor, Massachusetts.

He volunteered for the Red Cross and Cerebral Palsy.

Mr. Goodwin is survived by his wife of 53 years, ‘Jean” (Jessie), his son George Jr., and daughter Claire (Doyle), seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

He was buried with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO, on May 6, 2003.

Note: George served on Hadley as a Seaman First Class (Radioman Striker).

This obituary was first printed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, June 15, 2003.
It was submitted by friend, Jack Casey, for this site.