Geane Maori Goodner
Geane Maori Goodner, 96 of Hollis, previously of Yuma, AZ, passed Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Grace House of Windham, NH, after a period of declining health. Geane was born December 3, 1919 in Colorado Springs, CO and was a daughter of the late Cleveland J. and Lottie B. (Evans) Hinkley. She was raised and educated in Colorado Springs. The family moved to Boulder, CO in 1953 and then to Yuma, AZ in the early ’70s, and lived there with her husband Charles and, daughter, Donna where they retired and lived for 37 years. In 2011, she moved to New England to be closer to her children.
Geane was a military wife and homemaker devoted to raising her two children. She was a longtime member of Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church of Yuma, AZ and belonged to their Protestant Women’s Association, the Sierra Seniors group and she and Charles were very active members of the church-associated recreational vehicle club. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star in her younger years. Geane loved antiques and collectables, RVing and traveling to the Orient with her husband. She was the quintessential hostess and loved to entertain. Geane will forever be remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the fascinating tales she weaved about her many adventures.
Members of the family include her son and his wife, Ron and Shirley Goodner of Hollis, NH, her daughter, Donna Goodner of Hollis, NH, a grandson and his wife, Lee and Erin Goodner of Peabody, MA, a granddaughter, Stephanie Goodner of Hollis, NH, two great-grandchildren, Jillian and Charles Goodner, two nieces, Gretchen and Barbara and two nephews, Jeff and Kevin as well as many grandnieces and -nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Charles G. Goodner, Jr. in 2004.
After cremation, a memorial visitation was held Sunday, October 3, 2016 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry, NH with a Memorial service at 12:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the USMC Toys for Tots program (http://m.toysfortots.org/mobile/default.html?5) or Mission Aviation Fellowship (https://www.maf.org/donate), to send a condolence, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.