James Goodrich

James Goodrich

(1943- 2021)

James Goodrich (77) peacefully passed away at the Cheney Care Center in Cheney, Wash., on Feb. 3, 2021. He was born June 23, 1943 in Vernal, Utah to Merrill and Agnes Goodrich. He was the third of four children.

The family moved to Moses Lake, Wash. in 1950 where James grew up working on the Goodrich Brothers farm. He worked in the automobile rental business in Seattle and San Francisco in the 1960s. He was then introduced to truck driving, where he made his career. He worked for Lilac City Express in Spokane, Wash., Martin Oilfield Water Service out of Vernal, Utah in the 1980s and ended his trucking career with Commercial Creamery Company in Spokane. He was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various roles and positions over his life.

James was preceded in death by his older brother John Goodrich and older sister Dixie Mason. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Virginia Lee Reiber Goodrich; four children: Gregory Snow, Justin Goodrich, Jennifer Goodrich and Michelle Sass; as well as five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. James is also survived by his sister Deborah (Art) Beren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the LDS Chapel, 2526 N. 6th Street in Cheney, Wash. Zoom will also be available as well, please email btcaler@gmail.com to be emailed the zoom link. Thank you.


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