Harold Val Goddard 1919 ~ 2011

Harold Val Goddard passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Bountiful, Utah. He was born November 30, 1919 in Ogden Utah, the son of Harold Tribe Goddard and Agnes Farr. He married Ruth Shurtliff December 12, 1941 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Val was reared and educated in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High in 1937. He received his degree from Weber College in 1939. He then entered the Army Air Corps Flying Cadet School, graduating from Randolph and Kelly Field in 1941. During World War II, he served as a pilot and flight instructor, receiving the rank of Major before he was discharged in 1945. After the war he became a pilot for Western Airlines, flying for 35 years and retiring in 1979. He then continued flying as a Corporate Pilot for an additional four years. He was an active member of the LDS church, serving in many callings. Although flying was his passion, his favorite time was spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survived by his wife Ruth; one daughter Susan Goddard Crosby (Arnold); two sons Scott (Janette), Kim (Kristie); seven grandchildren, Nathan, Erin, Jennie, Ben, Emily, David, Annie: and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents and brother Grant. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Bountiful 31st Ward Chapel, 600 East Center St. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary 727 N. 400 E. and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment Bountiful City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the LDS Church Humanitarian Center. Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com