Margaret Jane Godsey
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Margaret Jane Godsey
  • August 25, 1930 - January 13, 2015
  • Napavine, Washington

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Margaret Jane Godsey, passed away at the age of 84 on Jan. 13, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born in Mandan, North Dakota on Aug. 25, 1930 to Richard and Lillian Furness. Margaret grew up in Mott, North Dakota, graduating from Mott High School in 1948.
Our mom married the love of her life, Donald D. Godsey on Dec. 18, 1948 in Salem, Oregon. With our dad's work, the family lived in Oregon, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota and North Dakota before moving to Chehalis in 1965 and finally settling in Napavine in 1973. Margaret worked for Sears from 1965 to 1973 and began working for National Frozen Foods in September 1974 and retired on July 1, 1991.
Her family was the light of her life. She was excellent at card games and taught her grandchildren how to play, especially Tile Rummy. She loved traveling and Hawaii was her favorite vacation spot. As long as there was a beach and an ocean, she was there.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; sons, Dick and Bob; and granddaughter, Jenny.
She is survived by daughters, Debby Day of Napavine, Cindy Godsey of Chehalis; sons, Craig of Chehalis, Terry of Centralia; daughter-in-law, Debbie Godsey of Centralia; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four nieces.
Remembrances may be donations to the Scleroderma Foundation, www.scleroderma.org.
A memorial service is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Sticklin Funeral Chapel, Centralia. Private inurnment will be at the Napavine Cemetery.