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Don Marshall GoodrichSeptember 12, 1946 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 70)
Marshall Goodrich was a scholar and a gentleman. Born in Provo, Utah September 12, 1946, he grew up on a farm in Moses Lake, Washington and emotionally remained a farmer but became a dentist to support his family. He attended Moses Lake and Provo High Schools, served a mission in the South German Mission and graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Oregon Dental School where he later taught part time.
He served two years in the army but was stationed at the Little Creek Naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. After Virginia, he and his family moved to Portland, Oregon where he set up his dental practice in Beaverton and they lived there as well as Tigard and Hillsboro where he finally got the acreage he had always wanted.
He was a scholar and had a broad range of interests from the works of Hugh Nibley and the scriptures to British murder mysteries. He loved to learn and to share his knowledge. Having read the encyclopedia as a child, he knew a little bit about a lot of things but expanded his knowledge in a number of areas. He excelled in dental school, studied Hebrew and Egyptology and had what daughter Anne called a dizzying intellect. He had a quick wit and good sense of humor—he loved literary allusions from movies as well as books.
He was also a gentleman and treated people well—his family, his patients, staff neighbors and other members of the church. He had many callings—counselor in the bishopric and Stake presidency, scout master, high counselor and gospel doctrine teacher.
As a parent and husband he was also a gentleman. He and Jennie Bushnell met at BYU in 1968 and were married in the Salt Lake Temple May 28th, 1969. They have six children—Benjamin and Anne of Portland, Oregon ; Beth married to Michael O’Brien, the parents of Gabriel, Elias, Evelyn, Ezra who preceded Marshall in death and Ezekiel and Oliver of Springville; Amanda married to Alan Groves, the parents of Seka, Tava, Nima and Tu of Springville; Emily married to Thomas Gehsitz, the parents of Kai and Vincent of Bamberg, Germany and Amy of Buffalo, New York.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spring Creek Stake Center, 740 North 400 East, Springville, Utah where family and friends may attend a visitation from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Springville City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.