Marilyn Kaye (Swainston) Goodman

Born: Mon., Feb. 2, 1931
Died: Fri., Jul. 22, 2016


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Fri., Jul. 29, 2016
Location: Webb Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Jul. 29, 2016
Location: Webb Funeral Home

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Marilyn Kaye Swainston Goodman, 85,  was born Feburary 2, 1931 in Preston Idaho to Lindon Frost Swainston & Katie Roskelly Swainston.  After an extended illness she  fulfilled her earthly calling surrounded by family on July 22, 2016 at Cache Valley Hospital.

Marilyn was raised in Whitney Idaho alongside of her only sibling Linda Faye.  February 2nd was a very special day for them both as they shared this day for their birthdays.  They always joked that they were supposed to be twins.  Linda would always say “Yes but I kicked her out 12 years early because she was too ornery”.  They always shared a very special bond right up to the very end.

Marilyn married Robert George Henderson on June 7, 1949 in the Idaho Falls Temple.  They made a temporary home in Swan Lake, Idaho until they built their home in Preston.  They later divorced.  During her early days she worked at Carl and Don’s store where she ran the snack bar for many years.  She was also a member of the Ladies’ Possey.  She was the last surviving member.

After dating for 25 years she married Foy Wayne (Slim) Goodman.  He passed away December 10, 1993.  Slim was employed with Lineco and worked as a lineman his job gave them the opprotunity to travel.  Marilyn made lots of friends through their traveling.   She loved collecting spoons from every new place they went.  She loved collecting dolls, jewelry, going shopping, and working in her flower garden.  But the thing she loved the most was coming home and spending time with her family.

Marilyn was blessed with five beautiful daughters.  Karen (Alan) Murray, Smithfield, UT, Susan (Garry) Purkey,  Pocatello, ID, Pamela (Andy) Stevenson, Mountain Home, UT, Julie (Thomas) Flint, Morrison, CO,  Jo (Karl) Yeanopols, Littleton, CO.  20 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren with 3 more due before the of the year, and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren.  She loved watching her family grow.  She always supported her family, she encouraged her family to do their best, lend a helping hand whenever possible.  She always kept a positive attitude and tried to see the good in everything and everyone.

She cherished every moment she had with her family.  She loved family get togethers no matter how big or small just because she would be with her family.  On July 22nd she had her ultimate family get together with those who left before her.

She was preceded in death by Lindon & Katie Swainston (her parents),  Foy Wayne  (Slim) Goodman (husband), and Adam Brad Benson (grandson).  She is survived by all her daughters and her sister Linda Faye Bair.  She will forever be missed by those she left behind.  But we know she will welcome us home when our time comes.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Matthew J. Welter; Katie C. Heap; and the nursing staff at Cache Valley Hospital for their wonderful care, compassion and support to Marilyn and her family.

Funeral Services will be held Friday July 29, 2016 at noon at Webb Funeral Home 1005 S. 800 East, Preston Idaho.  Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 am at Webb Funeral Home.  Interment will be held at the Whitney Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at



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DeAnn Benson Redmond
   Posted Mon July 25, 2016
Zack, Cheridee and families,
I am saddened to hear of your loss today. When Grandma is gone they leave a big big hole. Be assured she is in a happier place and without pain and she will await you with open arms and her love. She was truly a lovely person. Whenever you miss her most, may you feel her spirit and love. God bless you all. Love you all. The Redmond Family and cousins.

Michelle Nelson
   Posted Tue July 26, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time .

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