Fourteen days shy of her 96th birthday, Sara June Goode of College Station, Texas died on Monday, May 11, 2009 at Sherwood Nursing Home.
In honor of her, a Celebration of Life will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Christ United Methodist Church.
Sara June was born May 25, 1913 in Dallas, Texas to Ernest Gerald and Annie Katherine Council. Her parents met while performing opera, and her father was known as Mr. Music in Dallas.
She grew up in his music store on Elm Street and after high school she sang on the radio in a trio. During the depression she went to work to help support her family.
She married Phillip Goode on December 30, 1938. They lived in the Dallas area where their first two daughters were born. In 1946 they moved to College Station, Texas where their last two daughters were born.
Mrs. Goode was a piano teacher until her youngest went to first grade. In 1956 she began working in her husband’s law firm as the bookkeeper, secretary and office manager.
Together they started University Title Company. At age 72, she retired from office work to a full community service life.
She was involved in the Youth Council, Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center, The Woman’s Club, PEO and at her death was serving on the OPAS Board of Directors. Her favorite assignment was dealing with the student members.
For many years she played the organ for various churches and taught Sunday school for over sixty years. At Christ United Methodist Church she was known as ‘Mamaw’ and often gave the Children’s Sermon. She was loved by young and old alike.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Phillip Goode, her brother William Council and her sister, Barbara Holloway.
Survivors include her sister, Dorothy Jack; her daughters, Sara Phyllis Goode, Marcy Goode and husband, Steve Childs, Julie Goode Click, and Celia Goode-Haddock and husband, Bill Haddock; her grandchildren, Claire Manning, Jana Mouton, Shay Jones, Paige Dyke, David Bailey, Kay Bailey, Chris Click, Jeff Click, Quinn Williams, Ashley Stover and Leigh Schaefers; and her 9 great-grandsons and 12 great-granddaughters.
Special thanks goes to her caregiver, Shira Washington, the staff of Sherwood Nursing Home, Hospice Brazos Valley and Dr. Robert Wiprud.