Eugenia “Jean” Faye Godfrey

Eugenia Faye Godfrey, 83, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011 in Rockport, Texas after a lengthy illness. Jean was laid to rest Saturday, June 11, 2011, along with her loving husband Bob, in a family graveside service at College Station Cemetery.
She was born June 7, 1927 in Gordonville, Texas. “Jean”, as her family and friends called her, was raised on an isolated ranch 13 miles from town and over four miles from the nearest neighbor. Her Dad and Mother raised cattle and other livestock, operated a dairy herd, and farmed wheat. Jean had four brothers and an older sister.
Jean met her husband, C.H. “Bob” Godfrey while he was stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Amarillo, Texas and they were married on July 9, 1944. The couple had a long, happy life together of 67 years until Bob passed away on April 6, 2011.
While growing up on the isolated ranch in the Panhandle, Jean and her mother kept the large family fed. They also had a contract with the Southern Pacific Railroad, which ran about 500 yards behind the ranch, to feed the hungry railroad crews a daily midday meal. After moving to College Station so Bob
could attend Texas A&M, Jean utilized the cooking and service skills she developed into a career. For several decades, Godfrey’s Restaurant located at the North Gate area of campus, daily fed countless Aggies really good homestyle food, which was also enjoyed by parents and law enforcement officials on game weekends. Jean still receives thanks and remembrances from countless Aggie students who she helped and fed or acted as surrogate Mother for during the years they were there in school. Fondly known as “MOMMA G” Jean was always admired and loved by those whose lives she touched.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband Bob, and her youngest son Gerald “Gerry” B. Godfrey.
Jean is survived by her oldest son, Larry L. Godfrey and wife Jeanna, of Rockport; grandsons, Larry L. Godfrey Jr. and wife, Lydia, of College Station, David Godfrey and wife, Lynette, of Somerville; granddaughters, Mandy Godfrey and April Godfrey; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Dylan, Katie, Kolbie,
Kwincie; older brother, Kenneth Bond and wife, Lucille, of Dallas, and younger brother, Jerry Bond and wife, Bobbie Lee, of Amarillo.
Other close family survivors include her foster daughter, Ginger and husband, Dr. John Morton, of Athens, Texas and their children, Michael, Janet, James and Jesse; Robert Fiske and family of Kingwood, Texas; Brian Fiske and Keith Mulvihill of New York City; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any remembrances please be made to your favorite charity of choice.
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