Sara June Goode

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.


  1. My heart goes out to the entire Goode family and extended family. Mrs. Goode was a wonderful, kind, smart, witty, and loving lady. We will all miss her so much. Love, Cheri

  2. Her on-line image sparked my remembrance of a wonderful lady who raised a remarkable family. Best thoughts and love – David.

  3. Julie and the Goode Family,
    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of you. The spirit of your mom will live forever in your memories and heart.

    Wishing you strength and peace, now and throughout the days to come.

    Con Carino,

    Vickie (Class of ’64)

  4. What a wonderful woman. I’m so glad I knew her. The world has lost a very special person. You are all in my prayers.

  5. Dear ‘Girls’— My heart fills with so many great memories of our families being together waaay back…even to Poppy days! Sara June has been a way I have kept Mother close to me all these years – so happy to have gathered her up a few times to go to lunch when I visited some of the ‘Ladies of CS’ when I was home. I can see them all just catching up right now :). Just know that I send all of you —and your Mother and Father much, much love. Now, I have to go practice for our music lesson—she was the best. Love, Claire

  6. Walk with God Mrs. Goode. Please know you have touched and enriched many lives. I pray peace for your family.

  7. Dearest Celia, Julie and Families,
    Our hearts and prayers go out to your familly. Robert and I loved our visits with you Mother she always kept us laughing and we were so inspired by her personality. She taught me how to take care of customers and to make sure I had a smile on my face each day. We are so very glad that we had the privalege to have dinner with her at Cheddars she loved her fish and greens beans and mashe potato’s. We will miss her dearly.
    Love always,
    Robert and Suzanne

  8. Your mom was a delightful lady. I always remember the smile on her face and the pleasant words she had for everyone at the office or in public.

    Your in our thoughts and our prayers

  9. How I wish I could be there with you to celebrate Sara June’s life. I have the greatest memories of spending much of my childhood in the Goode home. What a beautiful lady she was!

    Love to all the family,
    Pam Brown

  10. We are deeply saddened to learn of Sara’s death, though we know she is with the Lord. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. We are saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful lady, but rejoice in the celebration of the life she lived! Mamaw gave me her little mouse she used to get the kids to be quiet during our years together as Sunday School teachers. I think of her every time I see it sitting above the fireplace. My prayers are with your family during this time.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She has a special place in all of our hearts.

    Ulman and Sylvia McMullen

  13. Our lives have been enriched by knowing your mother. She was a joy to be around. We appreciate each of the wonderful stories she told our children during the children sermons. She was an inspiration to our entire family. Our precious memories of your mother will remain with us all our lives….she was one of the best of us all.

  14. Julie and family – I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I know that this will be a great loss in your life, but you have many wonderful memories to focus on!!!
    I wish I could be there, but I just found out (Thursday late afternoon) and am heavily committed. Please know that I will be there in spirit!!!!

    Love – Suzanne Medlen

  15. One did not have to know your mother for long to know she was a lady of grace, wisdom, and character. How fortunate your family was to have such a matriarch for so many years. Her loss is one for all of us who treasure the true jewels in our society. Our sympathy to you all .
    Tana and Mike Southerland

  16. Julie, your journey is over, job well done. Mine is just beginning. I hope I can do as well seeing my mother to her heavenly home. Tana

  17. On behalf of the Class of ’67, I offer our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences. She was one of a kind. I was so glad that we were able to record her oral history for our archives on Project HOLD. She was a treasure and a true gift to our community. Her life was one of joy and giving. Bless her heart and all of yours. Anne

  18. Dear Family:
    I have been sending my love all week and deeply regret that I could not be at Mamaw’s service. She was very special to me and I’ll always hold very sweet memories of her in my heart. Carson adored her as well and we will keep her alive in our hearts by sharing our memories together!
    Love, Blair

  19. Julie – Family – We were so sorry to hear that your precious mother passed away. The White’s love Sara June so much – will always remember all the good times in College Station together. I have always enjoyed Darnell’s wonderful stories of her best friend -from before they both got married – moved to CS to raise their families. Sara June played the piano when Bill – I married – and entertained us all with her wonderful sense of humor at the reception. She was a very special lady – she touched the lives of so many. You are in our prayers. Love, Bill – Linda

  20. I attended the wonderful celebration of life for your Mom. She was an amazing woman and it was wonderful hearing what an impact she made on so many lives. I pray that God will strengthen and comfort you in the days ahead. We can endure times like these knowing that one day we will be reunited with our loved ones in Heaven!

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