Norma Kay Ford Goodin, 79, of Queen City, Texas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Norma was born April 29, 1940 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Everett and Hester Ford and grew up in Healdton, Oklahoma. She was a 1958 graduate of Healdton High School; she received her degree in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University; and master’s in education from East Texas State University. She retired after 30+ years of teaching throughout Texas as an elementary school teacher specializing in reading and math.
Norma loved the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the beauty of wildlife, nature, and lakes.
After retiring from teaching, her and her husband John Goodin moved to Athens, Texas to become caretakers of the Rainbow Lake Retreat Hunting and Fishing Club, during her time there she became close friends with the Bush family. She enjoyed sharing stories of memories spent fishing at the lake.
After the passing of her husband in October of 1999, she moved to Gun Barrel City, Texas. She lived on Cedar Creek Lake and enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren.
She became ill in 2012 and moved to Queen City, Texas. During the past 7 years she developed loving relationships with many of her healthcare providers. They became like family. She enjoyed the weekly visits, the occasional visits, and the invites to her favorite Mexican restaurant.
She was also known as the “cat lady”, she loved her cats! Not just one, but all of them.
She loved her beautiful flowers, butterflies, and birds. She was an avid bird watcher and could quickly identify those that frequented her many feeders.
She loved reading and enjoyed her Better Homes and Gardens and People magazines as well as Danielle Steele novels. She read each of the 141 novels published and would eagerly await each new release.
She loved to listen to music on her iPad and would frequently sing along with artists like Celine Dion and the Bee Gees.
It was rare for her to watch television during the day, but she would begin her night entertainment with NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. She enjoyed watching movies, Hallmark Channel, and The Voice.
She is survived by her son Monte Womack and wife Reina of Morris, Oklahoma; daughter Brenda Womack of Queen City, Texas; her son Tony Womack of Garvin, Oklahoma; daughter Yolanda Goodin Titchenal of Sherman, Texas; son Charlie John Goodin and wife Annette of Forney, Texas; Grandchildren- Brian, Brandon, Brent, Bradley and Brady Womack, Kyle and Kendell Wolfe, Hunter and Tanner Reynolds, CJ and Ashley Goodin, and several nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren along with many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Everett and Hester Ford, brother, Phil Ford, son Paul Mark Womack; and her husband John David Goodin.
A memorial service will be held at Hanner Funeral Service in Atlanta, Texas on Friday June 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Linden Garden Club, 300 E Houston St. Linden, TX 75563.