The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Birthday Announcements

April 14, 2014

Goodness, 89

Jim Goodness will celebrate his 89th birthday with family and friends on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at The Commons Methodist Home. Cards may be sent to 301 S. Oakwood, Enid, OK 73703.

Jim was born April 15, 1925, in Tyndall, S.D. He moved with his family at age 6 to Pratt, Kan.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he attended Phillips University, where he received two degrees in music and education.

He married Betty Covey on June 17, 1951, in Oklahoma City.

He taught music for six years in Waukomis and was band director for 18 years at Longfellow Junior High School and 11 years at McKinley Elementary School before retiring in 1986, after 36 years in the classroom.

He has two sons, Bob Goodness of Enid and Brent Goodness of Lake Charles, La.

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