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Bessie Ruth Boatman Goodell

  • Birth 25 Oct 1907 Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 19 May 2009 Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, USA
  • Burial Hughson, Stanislaus County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 37636654

Bessie a native of Oklahoma, she spent most of her life as a homemaker. She also worked as a "Rose the Riveter" on ships in the Bay Area during WWII.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Goodell in 1973, her parents, Walter and Sarah Boatman, sisters, Hazel Sweet, Ocie Tow, Dovie Nix and Iva Whisenhut, and a brother, Edgar Boatman.

She is survived by one sister, Lola Steele of Phoenix, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service has been held at Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson, Salas Brothers of modesto handled arrangements.

The above printed in the Union Democrat May 28, 2009.


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  • Created by: Jennifer Holte Kerr
  • Added: 28 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37636654
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Ruth Boatman Goodell (25 Oct 1907–19 May 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37636654, citing Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, Stanislaus County, California, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer Holte Kerr (contributor 46576264) .