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Fran Goodman

Long time Estes Park resident Fran Goodman died Christmas Day 2012 at the Estes Park Medical Center. She was 89 years old. Frances Kieser was born June 10, 1923 in Wetumka ,OK. Her parents were Fredrick & Beulah (Hull) Kieser. Fran attended Oklahoma State University and majored in Home Economics. On June 20, 1943 she married Clinton Sterling Goodman at University United Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK.

In 1959, the family moved to Houston where Fran was a volunteer Librarian at the Valley Oaks Elementary School. During the 1960s and 70s she was editor of Pipeline Digest, a newsletter catering to the pipeline construction industry.

They moved to Estes Park in 1980, a place they had vacationed since the 1960s. There, Fran was a board member of the Senior Center and Elizabeth Guild. She was also a patron of the annual Summit Jazz Festival in Denver. Jazz was a passion of hers. The Goodmans were charter members of the United Methodist Church of Estes Park, hosting the first services in their home. Fran enjoyed collecting art, traveling and was an excellent bridge player.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Clint of Estes Park; sons Martin Goodman and wife Karen of Cedar Park, TX and Rick Goodman and wife Joy of Byron, GA; sisters Martha McKitterick of Katy, TX and Mary Lee Kirwin and husband Bill of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren Adam, Kirk, Noelle Goel, Patrick, Holly, Carolyn and Andrew and great grandson Caleb.

A memorial service was held Sunday December 30, 2012 at the United Methodist Church of Estes Park. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Fran’s family.

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