May 012013

Mary Anne Goodman, 82 passed away peacefully on Saturday night, April 20, 2013, in Flagstaff due to a brief illness. She held on to her smile, wit and sense of humor until the end. A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Old Hubbell Trading Post, located at the Winslow Chamber on West Second Street. It has been requested that everyone wear red to her celebration.
Mary Anne was born July 31, 1930, in Grosse Point, Mich., to John and Mary Skantze. She graduated from Southeastern High School, Detroit, Mich., on June 23, 1948.
Not long after graduating from high school, she moved with a friend Phyllis to Phoenix, where she worked for the telephone company. At the time she started working for them it was called Mountain Bell; when she retired 25 years later it was called AT&T.
On April 17, 1965, she married John Austin Goodman in Las Vegas, Nev. It was Good Friday that day, and John and Mary Anne had a good marriage.
In the late 1960s John and Mary Anne built a cabin in Clear Creak Pines, south of Winslow. In the winter of 1967 when Arizona had the bad snowstorm, John and Mary Anne got snowed in for about 10 days. What fun it was for them to talk about in later years.
In the early 1970 Mary Anne and John moved to Winslow, where they built and opened Winslow Funeral Home. Mary Anne would help John at the funeral home, but also worked for Johnny and Helen Butler at Montgomery Ward from 1972 until it closed in 1986.
Her husband John passed away on Aug. 5, 1987. At that time she took over the operation of the funeral home and served the community of Winslow for several years until she found new owners.
Mary Anne was very involved in the community with many clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Woman’s Club of Winslow, Soroptimist International of Winslow, Order of the Eastern Stars and Red Hats Standing on the Corner in Winslow Group. She loved to play Bunco with her friends on weekly basis, and also enjoyed a good hand of Shanghai with some more of her friends in Winslow.
She liked convertible cars and red was her preference.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Doreen Skantze of Florida; her nephews, Alan Skantze of Florida, Ted and Kristen Skantze of South Dakota, and John and Brenda Skantze of Michigan; and many great-nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by all her dear friends in Winslow.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Austin Goodman; her father, Johns Skantze; her step-father, Dallas Metcalf; her mother, Mary Metcalf; her brother, Vincent Skantze; her sister, Betty Jane Skantze; and her companion of many years, Woodrow “Woody” Boggan.
Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.Goodman, Maryanne