Josephine 'Judy' Goodenough
Josephine 'Judy' Goodenough, 93, of Bandera, passed away the evening of Monday, Oct. 21, at a Bandera care facility. Josephine Grace Naden was born in Osage, Iowa, to James R. Naden and Grace Hof Naden on July 28, 1920.
After graduating from high school in Osage, she attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. Judy was employed in Des Moines until 1942 when she received an appointment with the FBI as steno grade-4 in Miami, Florida. Later, she traveled to Washington, DC to train as chief clerk for the Miami FBI office.
In 1946, Judy moved to Bandera, working several years as a legal secretary and later as abstracter for Bandera Title Company.
She married John M. Goodenough in 1954 and the couple was blessed with two sons. They were active members of the Bandera United Methodist Church, where Judy taught Sunday School, directed the Cherub Choir and sang in the chancel choir for many years.
She had been a member of the Bandera United Methodist Church since 1947 and also the Bandera United Methodist Women, in which she held all offices.
Judy has been sorely missed since ill health curtailed her activities.
A talented musician, Judy played the violin as well as other instruments, including the piano. For many years, she served as pianist for music during Sunday Bible classes and devotional and sing-along services at local nursing homes. Judy also co-directed the Melodiers, who sang at local nursing homes locally and in surrounding counties. She often accompanied the Melodiers on violin.
For her outstanding volunteer contributions, Judy received a National Community Service Award from the American Association of Retired Persons in 1990.
She also served as a director and vice president of the Bandera Cemetery Association.
Survivors include her sons, James David "Jimmy" Goodenough of Bandera and Joseph William Goodenough of Lake Jackson; daughter Marsha Mann of Dallas; granddaughter Suzie Goodenough; sisters-in-law, Doris Baumann of San Antonio, Edith Burnes of Marquez and Kathryn Yackee of Washington, DC; niece Carol Naden Krajcar and great-nephews, Timothy and Jonathan Krajcar, all of Vancouver, Washington; and nephew James Naden of Huntsville, as well as by numerous other nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Judy was predeceased by her parents, brother Vern, husband John, daughter-in-law Robbie and great-grandson Tristin.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 25, at Bandera United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Ken Dahlberg officiating. Interment followed at Bandera Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Bandera United Methodist Church, PO Box 128; Bandera Cemetery Association, PO Box 424; or to the Silver Sage Community Center, PO Box 1416, Bandera 78003; or to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.