Left the Range - David Beryl Goodrich

David Beryl Goodrich
May 18, 1964~Nov 20, 2021

“The love of my life, my husband of 37+ years, my soul mate, my Love, my
heart, the man I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with fell asleep
for the last time while I held his face in my hands. I spoke words of comfort
to him- that it was ok to go to sleep, that God would take care of him & how
very much I love him” ~Mrs Kandy K Goodrich
David was 57 years of age and died on the Sabbath, November 20th at 9:15 am
at Providence St Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon after a valiant battle
with an almost 2-month sickness starting with Covid and ending with kidney
failure. He had been in a hospital since October 11. He had been doing very
well on the ventilator and had been moved out of ICU (they were planning to
transfer him to VIBRA care -a specialty hospital, the only one in Oregon.
They specialize in weaning vent patients off the ventilator and give them all
the therapies to get them back home again) but he got an infection that
caused very high core temperatures and within a few days his kidneys failed.
Each of his children got to take turns and visit with their dad before his
death. His wife, Kandy, and oldest son, Brian were with him at the time of
his death.
David was born in Bakersfield, Ca to Robert & Gayle (Daniels) Goodrich. David
grew up in Freshwater area of Eureka, CA, Graduated from Eureka High School
in 1983. He was involved in sports; School baseball, Little League, Babe
Ruth, American Legion, football, wrestling, track (shot put & discus). The
local Minor league baseball team, the Humboldt Crabs, wanted him to play for
them but he ended up getting a job at a sawmill after High school.
He met the love of his life, Kandy (Buck) through friends, at the Zoo in
Eureka on Oct 29, 1983. Their communication was great from the start and
started dating shortly after that. They saw each other often, were engaged in
April 1984, and married August 12, 1984, in Samoa, CA. They raised their 4
children in Loleta, CA and lived there until they found & purchased their
dream home in Brookings, Oregon in 2019. He loved their life together and
spoiled his wife.
He was into sporting events and had a very extensive knowledge of guns along
with being a lifetime member of the NRA. In shooting competitions, he had won
many trophies over the years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being out in
the woods. He was a member of the Boy Scouts (was only 1 project short of
becoming an Eagle Scout). A perfectionist at some things and was good at
whatever he put his mind to. He was into gaming, a fun person to be around,
had quite a sense of humor, and more than a bit of sarcasm. He was the
strongest man I ever knew but was a real softie to animals and spoiled our
dogs (said they were “our hairy children”). David had a big heart, was a
very good person and was willing to help a neighbor. He was a board member of
the Loleta Community Services District for many years and held the office of
the board president part of those years. He was good at mechanical things
including working on cars and could drive anything. “He was born with a
steering wheel in his hands”-KKG. He graduated the top of the class in
trucking school. He was very skilled at and loved his job of driving logging
trucks until the accident on Feb 15, 2001 that injured his back and put him
on permanent disability. He ended up having major back surgery in Dec 2009.
Though he was not a member of the Church, David attended various United
Church of God activities for many years with his wife including the Feast of
Tabernacles, picknicks, service projects, fundraisers and outings. David &
Kandy made a great team and won 1st place at a log sawing competition at one
of the local church picknicks. He also volunteered with his wife at the UYC
NW regional preteen youth camp in Oregon for 10 years, where he served as
photographer, helped with archery, and serving in the dining hall.
David was preceded in death by our infant son, Christopher Timmothy Goodrich
(3-6-1997~1-26-1998), His mother Gayle Ann Goodrich, and his aunt Marlene
David is survived by his loving wife of 37+ years, Kandy Kaleen Goodrich of
Brookings, OR; son, Brian David Goodrich (& Vanessa) of Loleta, CA; son,
Joshua Nathaniel Goodrich (& Bethany) of Redding CA; daughter, Sarah
Christina Goodrich of Brookings, OR; grandchildren- Lilly Rose Meltzer,
Theodore Matthew Anthony Meltzer, Aemon Nathaniel Goodrich, Ivan Bennett
Goodrich; his father, Robert L Goodrich of Eureka, CA; brother, John Goodrich
of Coalinga, CA; cousins; Michael, Tricia, Jason; Uncle & Aunt- Ron & Gerry
Goodrich; Uncle Dan Niswander; and many, many in-laws who all love him & miss
him dearly.
There will be a Memorial/Celebration of Life on Monday, December 20th, 2021
from 2~6 pm, at the Loleta Firemen’s Pavilion, 824 Loleta Dr, Loleta, CA
95551. Please join us for the service, share a David story, fellowship, and
potluck, if you can.