Cornelius Edward Goodson, 82, died peacefully at his home July 26, 1998 after a very long illness.

He was born November 13, 1915 in Gilmer, Upshire County, Texas, the ninth child of James Elbert and Annie Elizabeth Krout Goodson.He lived in Phoenix, Arizona, for 25 years where he graduated from Phoenix Union High School, was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, served a very successful stake mission, worked as a postal carrier and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard.

He came to Utah after a medical release from the military. He attended the U of U, opened Goodson Jewelry in the Old Templeton Building, and reinstated the Postal Service where he retired in 1976. He was president of Local #6 APWU for 12 years and served on the Utah Board of the AFL-CIO.

He married Pearl Brough in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 11, 1946. They are the parents of four sons and three daughters, have 26 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Ed was an usher at the Salt Lake City tabernacle and he and Pearl were Temple workers in the Ogden Temple at the time he became ill.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl; and by his children, Kathleen and Scott Lund, Provo, Utah; Orlo and Maxine Goodson, Afton, Wyoming; Edward and Susan Goodson, Roy, Utah; Matt and Brenda Goodson, Kaysville, Utah; Elizabeth and Stephen Swanson, Rexburg, Idaho; Mark and Jeanette Goodson, Layton, Utah; and Mary and David Miller, Burly, Idaho. He is survived by one sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles H. (Rita) Goodson, Orem, Utah.

Ed was the last leaf on his branch of the family tree. He is now free at last and once again standing 6'-2" tall, shoulders back leading the way to a new day.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville 4th ward chapel, 875 East 200 North. Friends and family may call Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to service.

Due to construction on 200 North, take Crestwood Road to 5th East then up 300 North to the Chapel.

Interment Kaysville City Cemetery.

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