Fred Goudge passed away June 3, 2014. He was born June 8, 1925 in Ukiah, California to Cyril M. and Lois (Tull) Goudge.
Fred had an early interest in and liked to share his knowledge of agriculture with others growing up in the rural community of Redwood Valley, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as a radio operator on a B24 Liberator bomber.
He met the love of his life, Rogene Goldammer, at a USO dance at the Army Air Force Base in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1945. They were married three months later when WWII ended, celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary in 2013. He also served in the Naval Air Reserve while attending the University of Nebraska. He was a proud Nebraska alum. He taught Vocational Agriculture for over 35 years in Nebraska and Iowa.
During his retirement years he and Rogene traveled extensively and spent 7 summers working at Yellowstone National Park.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Cyril Goudge and sisters-in-law Dodie Goudge and Patricia Goudge.
He is survived by his wife and lifelong companion, Rogene, son Darrell Goudge, Edmond, OK, son Derek Goudge, Honolulu, HI, daughter Lynette Dalton (Jim) Fort Dodge, IA, and son Ted Goudge (Beth), Maryville, MO, Brothers Don and Jim Goudge, San Antonio, TX, and sister Jeannie Snow (Leon), Pasco, Washington. Nine grandchildren, Kimberly Hale, Brooklyn, NY, Geoffrey Goudge, Omaha, NE, Kristen Geisler (Mike), Norwalk, IA, Eric Goudge (Erin), Avon Park, FL, Andrew Goudge, San Antonio, TX, Jennifer Goudge, Oklahoma City, OK, Frederic Goudge, Olivia Goudge, and Tad Goudge, Maryville, MO and four Great Grandchildren, Eli and Logan Geisler, Norwalk, Iowa; Ellie and Emma Goudge, Avon Park, FL.
Services will be held at the First Christian Church, Maryville, MO on Friday June 6, 2014 at 4:00 with viewing/visitation at 3:00. Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln NE at 11:00 Saturday June 7th.
The family thanks the staff at Golden Living Center and Hospice for their excellent care of Fred during the last difficult weeks of his life.
Memorials may be sent in lieu of flowers to the Nodaway County Humane Society.