October 20, 1946 - October 27, 2021
Santa Clara, Utah – Richard Hal Goodrich, 75, passed away on October 27, 2021, at his home in Santa Clara, UT. He was born in Boulder City, Nevada on October 20th, 1946, to Karl Halvor Goodrich and Bonnie Jo Goodrich. After a two-year mission to Sidney, Australia he married Beverly Lang on February 9th, 1968, in the St. George Temple. Richard described himself as a father, glass man, and 9th grade English teacher and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked as a glazier for 25 years in St. George until he was 44. At 44 he was on his way to work and decided he didn’t like being a glazier. He quit that day and went back to college to become a teacher. At 46 he graduated from SUU and received the Pestalozzi Award for most outstanding education student. He began teaching at Dixie Middle school in 1992. He loved his students and they loved him. He wasn’t Mr. Goodrich. He was simply “Goods”. He primarily taught English and read his favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird or Romeo and Juliet out loud to each class. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Beverly Lang Goodrich, children: Sam Goodrich (Sherri), Nathan Goodrich (Emily), Rachel Hunt, Katie LaRiviere, Jordan Goodrich (Kamryn), Zach Goodrich (Morgan) and 24 grandkids and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by his five siblings, Jody Zobrist, Patti Hughes, Sheree Keller, Matt Goodrich and Lee Goodrich. Richard was preceded in Death by his parents Karl and Bonnie Goodrich. Richard loves his Family. His ideal day was a family gathering and a good meal. He recently answered the question, “What would you like your epitaph to read?” He answered, “He loved his family. He worked hard, I will miss my kids and grandkids – see you soon.” Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara Valley Chapel - 3040 Santa Clara Dr. Viewings will be Friday evening November 5 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM and again Saturday prior to the service beginning at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are invited to share tributes online at www.SernityStG.com Arrangements and memorial tree planting are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 986-9100.
Santa Clara, Utah – Richard Hal Goodrich, 75, passed away on October 27, 2021, at his home in Santa Clara, UT. He was born in Boulder City, Nevada on October 20th, 1946, to Karl Halvor Goodrich and Bonnie Jo Goodrich. After a two-year... View Obituary & Service Information
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