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Terry Joe Goodman

July 21, 1937 December 11, 2018
Terry Joe Goodman
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Terry Joe Goodman

Terry Joe Goodman, 81, of Gig Harbor, WA, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2018 at his home. Terry was born July 21, 1937 in Seattle, WA to Jonas Goodman and Farrel Gwyn Longnecker. He graduated from Ballard High School after serving as President of his senior class and lettering in both tennis and track (pole vaulting). He attended college at Mexico City College and the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Terry served in the US Army for two years and then worked in Seattle, Fairbanks, Anchorage and Tacoma. He opened Tacoma Lighting Center with his brother Bob in 1968. On January 31, 1986 he married Loretta Lydia Aest in Gig Harbor, WA. He was a member of the Gig Harbor Golf Club for several decades but quit after advancing to one of the world’s worst golfers (hahaha—Terry’s words). Terry and Loretta organized the first Alta Lake Invitational Golf Tournament in the early ‘90s and ran it for several years for all their golfing friends. After retiring, he studied spherical trigonometry (used by ancient Greek astronomers to calculate the sizes and relative distances of the earth, sun and moon) and became proficient in the use of the sextant for celestial navigation. Terry was a gourmet foodie and loved finding and creating fun recipes. Other favorite activities included fishing, conquering brain teasers and puzzles, garage sale hunting and collecting the most unusual items. Terry is survived by his wife of 32 years Loretta, his brother Bob (affectionately referred to as Bob Bobby Robert Gary Goodman), step children Ed Goodman (Senia), Greg Aest (Lori), Randy Aest (Lori) and Rachel Aest (Kurt Uebel), grandkids Max, Josh, Lexi and Paige as well as his much loved dog Hershey. Family and friends are invited to the Celebration of Life from 1pm-4pm on January 13, 2019 at Gig Harbor Golf Club, 6909 Artondale Dr NW, Gig Harbor. A soul so loved deserves to be beautifully remembered.

Arrangements by Edwards Memorial, Funerals Homes, Chapels and Crematories.

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Celebration of Life




1:00 PM 1/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1/13/2019 4:00:00 PM
Gig Harbor Golf Club

6909 Artondale Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Gig Harbor Golf Club
6909 Artondale Dr NW Gig Harbor 98335 WA
United States

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