MOOERS FORKS — Ella H. Goodrich, 86, formerly of Town Hall Road, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Myrtle Beach Manor in South Carolina.
She was born on September 22,1927, in Mooers Forks, N.Y., the daughter of Guy E. Howard and Jennie (Lavarnway) Howard.
Ella attended Mooers Forks Grade School and graduated in 1945 from Mooers Central School. She trained for three years at Union University School of Nursing in Albany, N.Y., where she graduated in 1949 as a Registered Nurse and then worked at the CVPH Medical Center. She also worked as a secretary for Riley Ford in Chazy, N.Y., for 15 years.
Ella was an active member of the Mooers Forks and Mooers United Methodist Churches and the Mooers Forks United Methodist Society. She was a Cub Scout leader and Den Mother for 10 years and a member of the Mooers Ralph J. Davison Post #538 American Legion Auxiliary for 60 years where she held several offices including acting as the Clinton County Chairman in 1976. Ella was very active in her community and volunteered for several organizations including, helping to organize the Mooers Alumni Association from which she was a 65 year graduate, a member of the Mooers Goodfellow Club and in 1963 was on the committee to raise funds to build the North Country Medical Center in Champlain, she worked on the committee to help with the Hospice Supper each year in Champlain, was an active member of the Town of Mooers Republican Party and the Mooers Election Board, and was an EMT and worked for Drown's Ambulance Service for five years.
Ella married Frank R. Goodrich Jr. on August 4, 1950. She and her husband were elected the King and Queen of the Northern Tier Chamber of Commerce in 1999.
Survivors include one son, Scott Richard Goodrich of Conway, S.C.; four grandchildren, Nancy Alexander of Jacksonville, S.C., Andrew Goodrich of Sioux City, Ia., Kathryn Johnston of Littleton, Colo., and Galen Goodrich of Littleton, Colo.; three great-granddaughters, Abigail and Celia Alexander and Skye Johnston; two sisters, Eleanor Howard O'Neil of Plattsburgh and Evah Jane (Wilson) Northrup of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.