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Gilbert Nathan Goodwater (Goody)


Last updated 10/1/2020 at 9:21am

Gilbert Goodwater

Gilbert was known as the guy with the twinkling eyes and merry laugh that let everyone know he was near. He was born to Eugene and Clarabell (Macklin) Goodwater in Sprague, Washington on February 24, 1926. Gil died September 17, 2020 at the age of 94, one week after his 65th wedding anniversary. He attended school in Sprague until his senior year when he transferred to North Central High School in Spokane, and worked in a local radio repair shop. Gilbert started farming the family farm in the Carico Hills southwest of Sprague with his brother, Ray, until 1957. He married his loving wif...

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