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Delores Lavanda Lee Goodman

July 29, 1929 — October 5, 2023

Farmington, New Mexico


Delores Lavanda Lee Goodman, 94, of Farmington, NM, passed away October 5, 2023 in Provo, UT  She was born July 29, 1929, in Silver City, NM, to Franklin Lafeyette Lee and Sarah Evaline Benskin.  She was the oldest of eleven children.  Delores married Ervin Howard Goodman May 31, 1949 in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mesa Arizona Temple.  He preceded her in death on April 4, 2010.


Delores was supervisor and director of Childhaven for 14 years, and also served as an election clerk for many years. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all her life and served in many positions, including nine years as a den mother in the Cub Scouts, Sunday School gospel doctrine teacher, in the genealogy and family history library, several presidencies, and temple worker in the Albuquerque NM temple. She was an avid student of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, studying and taking religion classes her entire life. She also enjoyed researching her own genealogy, collecting stamps and coins, watching BYU basketball, and loved flowers, butterflies, and birds.


Delores considered motherhood to be her greatest calling in life and enjoyed being a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children: Rosalie (Jay) Burnham of Farmington, NM, Eva Jo (Tom) Mitchell of Spanish Fork, UT, Carl (Kris) Goodman of Bountiful, UT, Jeannine (Rick) Henage of Springville, UT, Howard (Debbie) Goodman of Salt Lake City, UT, John (Holly) Goodman of Riverton, UT, Steve (Shery) Goodman  of Provo, UT, 35 grandchildren,  71 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; 3 sisters: Thora James, Carole Jones, Karen Loretta Lee, and 2 brothers: Doug Lee and Jerry Lee. She was preceded in death by her husband Ervin, 2 daughters Margaret and Martha, 2 grandsons, 3 sisters: Fayetta Lee, Lavean Clayton, Claudean Martin, and 2 brothers: Maurice Lee, and James Morgan Lee.


Delores is in the care of Brewer, Lee, and Larkin Funeral Home. The family will be gathering at Brewer from 7-8:30 pm the evening of Thursday, November 9th and friends are invited to join them to share condolences and memories. Funeral services will follow the next day on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 11 am in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel (Knudsen Building) located at 1310 E 25th St, Farmington, NM.  Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will be held the following week in Springville, UT.

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