Bernell Lee Goodin
March 13, 2001 11:00 pm

Bernell Lee Goodin, 71, Amity, died March 11, 2001, at Oakwood Country Place in McMinnville.

He was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Arbuckle, Calif., to William Vyrl and Grace Katherine Holly Goodin.

He was raised and educated in California. He graduated from Central High School in San Francisco. He moved to Washington for a short time, then to Cannon Beach Junction where his family owned and operated a gas station. He served in the U.S. Navy.

He worked as a gravel and logging truck driver for Van Vlett Logging Co., then he became a tree faller.

He married Lois Crain on Feb. 9, 1951, in Vancouver, Wash.

They moved to Smith River in 1954 where he started a career as a sawfiler. In 1955, he worked at South Coast Lumber Co. in Brookings as a sawfiler. He also worked for Simonson Lumber Co. in Smith River.

He lived in Reedsport and Toledo before moving to Cornelius in 1984. He moved to Amity in 1994 and worked for Stimson Lumber Co., retiring in 1995.

He was a member of the American Legion and a life member and past exalted ruler for the Elks Lodge. He was a Mason in Reedsport and he belonged to the Eagles Lodge in Cornelius. He was a member of McMinnville Senior Citizens. He enjoyed golf and bowling.

Survivors are his wife of Amity; daughters Holly Center of Collierville, Tenn.; Janine Jefferies of Brookings; son Bill Goodin of Forest Grove.

Also surviving are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Tuesday. Funeral services will be today, (March 14) at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Macy and Son, 135 N. Evans, McMinnville.

Interment will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Casey Eye Clinic c/o Macy and Son, 135 N. Evans, McMinnville, OR 97128-4682.

Arrangements are under the direction of Macy and Son Funeral Directors, McMinnville.