Betty Jane Goodman, age 85, longtime resident of the Town of Newfane, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Niagara Hospice.
Betty Jane was born January 1, 1925 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Ennis and Margaret (Heywang) Oliphant and was a 1942 graduate of Wilson High School. During WW II Betty Jane was employed at Bell Aircraft as a "Rosie the Riveter". She married Malcolm "Bose" Goodman on October 19, 1946 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at North Ridge in the Town of Cambria. Betty Jane was the owner/ manager of Betty Jane Cabins and co-owned with her husband, Goodman's Garage, both located at Goodman's Corners in Newfane.
She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church at North Ridge and enjoyed knitting, crafts, quilting, and canning.
In addition to her beloved husband, Malcolm "Bose" Goodman, she is survived by her sons, Douglas Goodman of Port Townsend, WA, Stephen (Susan) Goodman and Gerald "Ed" (Rebecca) Goodman both of Newfane; her grandchildren, Sara (Cliff) LaPort, Jenifer Edgar, Emily, Laura, Ellen, Natalie, and Gloria Goodman; her great grandchildren, Lucas and Nicholas LaPort; two brothers, Charles (Betsy) Oliphant and Jim (Barbara) Oliphant; three sisters, Marjorie Eodice, Helen (Harold) Denny, and Dorothy (Bernard) Seefeldt; a sister in law, Marie Goodman; and several nieces and nephews.
Malcolm Eugene Goodman
1921–2012 (m. 1946)
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