Doris C. Goodwin, 81, longtime resident of Texas City, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sugar Land.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018 at Emken – Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018 at Emken – Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.
Doris was born on May 9, 1936 in Brownwood, Texas to Britt and Christine Towery. She was very fortunate to have grown up in a Christian home. She met her husband, Paul Goodwin, in the fall of 1953. They wed on May 31, 1956 and enjoyed 42 years of marriage before the Lord called him home. She was a beloved teacher at Northside elementary for 30 years before retiring. A member of First Baptist Church of Texas City for 42 years, most of her positions there dealt with the children’s activities. This included the Fall Festival which was started by her and Paul in 1975. She was also director of Vacation Bible School activities, and had a staff appreciation that was church wide.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband.
Survivors include her children, Chris Decker, Jim Goodwin, Beth Bayne, and Jackie Gaitan. Six grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Mrs Goodwin was my all time FAVORITE teacher!!!❤️ She introduced me to my love for reading 📖 in the 3rd Grade at Northside Elementary, when she read, “The Little Witch” to our class. I still have this book and this year when my twins entered the 3rd Grade, I read it to them. She was a wonderful and inspiring teacher who touched my heart dearly as a child. She will be sadly missed!😢
Karyn Limas SoleLeague City, TX
So sorry for your loss,Mrs Goodwin taught me when I went to Northside Elementary many years ago. She was a very sweet lady
LaTasha HenryTexas, TX
Chris,Jim, Beth and Jackie,
I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My condolences go out to you and your family. She was a remakable person. May God rest her soul and watch over you during this time of sadness.
Arturo (Artie) MejiaTexas City, TX
My deepest condolences to the family. Know that she was loved and will always be remembered for her sweet spirit, passion for teaching, and love of children. She is the reason I ever fell in love with math and one of the reasons I became a teacher. I still think about her and smile every time I walk past our third grade classroom. Walking past it tomorrow will be different.
Tonya WisdomDICKINSON, TX
With deepest sympathy to my friend, Elizabeth Bayne, and her family. With much love, Nel Slocum
Nel SlocumCollege station, TX
Even though we haven't communicate with Doris for a few years we will miss knowing she was here but she is with the Lord and family on the other side which is great----
DWIGHT BakerTexas City, TX