Raised in Ironwood, MI, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Federal Government, and where she also met and married her husband, Arnold. She lived in Falls Church, VA for 33 years where she raised her family before retiring to Lake Monticello. She had been a resident of Our Lady of Peace assisted living community in Charlottesville, since 2006.
She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Arnold Godsey; a daughter, Patricia Joan Godsey; her parents, John & Catherine Vincent; her brother and his wife, Robert & Minnie Moore Vincent; a grandson, Timothy Foster Godsey; three brothers-in-law, Keith (Elaine) Godsey, John Godsey, & Richard (Ella) Godsdey; sister-in-law, Mary Lee (Bob) McGinley.
Survivors include her four daughters, Nancy Buwen, Washington, NJ, Kathleen Godsey (Warren Cox), Potomac Falls, VA, Susan (Joseph) Guerin, Vienna, VA, & Rosemary Godsey, Myrtle Beach; two sons, Ned (Trish) Godsey, Lake Monticello & James (Carol) Godsey, Woodland Hills, CA, and other relatives.
Interment followed Mass of Christian burial offered at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA, Friday, January 14, 2010. Arrangements by the Fairfax Memorial Park Funeral Home.