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Carol N. Goodwill

August 13, 1956 - March 22, 2011

Carol N. Goodwill, age 54, South Ogden passed away suddenly of natural causes on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. She was the light of our lives. Carol was born on August 13, 1956 to Gordon and Christine Howe of Washington Terrace. She graduated from Bonneville High in 1974 and married Dio Davis. They had three beautiful children; Robbi, Riley, and Tyler. Though they later divorced, they remained friends and devoted parents. Carol worked at Hill Air Force Base for many years and met Steve Goodwill there in 1988. Carol and Steve simply loved each other and they married on August 29, 1992. On December 31, 1993 they were blessed with twins, Steven and Sydney. The family moved around for a few years with the Air Force, but Carol’s home was always Ogden, Utah and the family moved back in 2004. Carol retired from Hill Air Force Base in 2008. She loved being at home, doing all she could for her children, and watching over her young grandchildren. She loved to travel with Steve, Steven and Sydney. Carol loved her life and was the source of great joy for all of us. Shock and sadness cannot begin to convey our loss. Her laughter and her love filled our home and our hearts. We will love her always and miss her beyond words. Carol is survived by her husband Steve; children Robbi (John Hill) Davis of Washington Terrace, Riley (Rachel) Davis of Syracuse, Tyler (Bobbi Jo) Davis of Temecula, California, and Steven and Sydney Goodwill; mother Christine Howe; brothers Ron (Ann Mary), Mark (Jill), and David (Cissy) Howe, and sister Judy (Steve) Jones; grandson Dysen Davis and granddaughters Civil Davis and Reagan Davis. She was preceded in death by her father Gordon Howe. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 28, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Washington Heights Church, 1770 East 6200 South, Ogden. A short viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment to immediately follow at Washington Heights Cemetery, 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden. In lieu of flowers, please send extra flowers-Carol would have liked that very much. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Washington Heights Church


1770 East 6200 South , , Ogden, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Washington Heights Church


1770 East 6200 South , , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for Carol N. Goodwill

Born: August 13, 1956
Died: March 22, 2011

Condolences for Carol N. Goodwill

Mary Hill posted on 5/9/13

Hi Carol,Every year we sent Christmas Card to each other. When I did not hear from you I thought you might just be busy. 2 years in a row, I didn't hear from you. Now I know why. Last night, you were in my thoughts, so I Google your name. To my disbelief, your picture and Arbituary came up. With tears in my eyes, I read the information on my iphone over and over again. Yes, you are gone! You are in heaven.You are the most generous and kind person I have ever known. As a coworker you were so great to work with. I still remembered I was so busy one day and you actually fot me food and put them on my desk to ensure I ate my lunch. I was typing the whole time on my computer and you finally came and put food in my mouth. You are just one super person no one can describe. I know you are overlooking your sweet husband and your children. They are great people. You used to talk about how wonderful your husband was. What a wonderful wife, mother, coworker and profound person. I treasure our friendship. God Bless You!Mary Hill


Steve posted on 8/29/12

Happy 20th Anniversary, Carol. Happy seems like such a stupid word for this. We vowed till death do us part but I never imagined you'd be gone so soon. I hope I made you happy. I usually tried my best. We had great years together. You blessed me with love and laughter and children. With a partner through good and bad. With a friend who filled my days and nights. I miss you. We all miss you. I pray that you rest in peace and love.Twenty years, where'd they goTwenty years, I don't knowI sit and I wonder sometimes where they've goneAll too brief. Taken far too much for granted.Love,Steve


Steve posted on 8/13/12

Happy Birthday Carol. We miss you today as we do every day. "Happy" just doesn't seem to fit the occasion but we are trying our best. With deepest love,Steve


Steve posted on 3/28/12

A year ago tomorrow we said our final goodbye Carol. It seems like forever. And time has not helped to ease the pain we feel. We all miss you so much. I miss you so much. My wife, my friend, my everything. I hope you have seen everything this past year. I know you would most want to be with us but I hope you are at least comforted by how well the kids are doing and by how we are all trying to carry on. All my love, all my thanks to you.Love, Steve


Judy Jones posted on 3/23/12

A year ago today we received the most unbelievable phone call -- you were suddenly gone, Carol! Many things have changed for our Mother, for our entire family -- and Life forever changed for Steve and your five children. Life does go on -- your twins have had a myriad of amazing honors and awards during their Senior year - Homecoming Queen and SBO for Sydney; Mr. Bonneville and Merit Scholar for Steven! Robbi, Riley & Tyler have continued to grieve as their young families have continued to grow. In fact, your family is welcoming another addition this year! How you would have loved another grandchild! Yes, all of our lives have gone on, but the hole you left behind can never be filled. Our only solace is knowing we will meet again in God's perfect timing. We love you! Judy & Steve


Robbi Davis posted on 3/20/12

A year this week and it still seems like yesterday. We all miss you mom. Some days are harder than others. We are all still trying to figure it out without you. There is not a day that goes by that I wish I could call you up and tell you something or ask for your advice. Grandma and I hang out a lot and I truly cherish the time I get to spend with her, we are very close, we do everything together. At the end of the day I dont want to ever feel that regret in my heart again of loving someone so much and wishing we would have been closer... or wishing I would have spent more time with them... like I felt with you. I wish I would have had more time with you mom, had more lunch dates with you, more vegas trips with you, more lectures from you haha, laughed more with you. This has been a huge lesson for me to cherish the relationships that mean the world to me and let go of the ones that hinder me. Time is a funny thing... you think you have all the time you need. Until it just ends. One lesson I have learned through this is to make it count. I feel your love all around us, so keep watching over us we all need you. love you mom. ~ Robbi


Steve posted on 12/22/11

Carol, first day of winter, three days til Christmas and 9 long months since you're gone. This was always your time of year and now you're not here. I miss you so much. How to be happy, how to celebrate without your smile, your laugh, your touch? I do it all because you would and because you would want me to. Love.


Sharon Solheim posted on 12/16/11

ear Steve and kids, I just learned of Carol's passing last night. Pat Ablay called and told me. I am so sorry, as I know what a special and beautiful person Carol was and still is in our memories. Pat and I remembered things that she and Carol and I got into at Altus, when I look back now I am so happy to have known her and to be part of her life. If I know anything about Carol, I know she is watching over all of you today and will always until you are togather again. I will pray for all of you as I know you have a very empty place in your hearts and your home. Sharon and Mark Solheim


Steve posted on 11/30/11

Eight months since we said goodbye, honey. I miss you more than ever. Love always. Steve


Steve posted on 10/1/11

Can you believe it Sweetie--our little girl is Homecoming Queen. How I wish you were here with us. You are in my thoughts and heart, always. Love.


Steve posted on 8/29/11

Carol,I can't bring myself to say "Happy Anniversary" since there is nothing happy about this day. But I am very grateful for the almost 19 years of complete happiness that you gave to me. I'm so sorry we can't share this day together. I love you still.Steve


Steve posted on 8/22/11

Five months and I still hope you'll walk through our door. I miss you so much, Carol. You are constantly in my thoughts, and have never left my heart. All my love to you.Steve


Steve posted on 8/13/11

Today is your birthday sweetie. We've brought you lots of flowers and gathered to remember. I'm so sorry you're not here for a big family party. I'm so sorry you're not here to see the roses I bought you. I hope you've seen it all. All my love.


Steve posted on 7/23/11

Carol, I think of you every minute of every day. I could say so many things, but I just continue to hope that you can see us, that you know we're trying our best and that we miss you so very much. I love you.Steve


Steve posted on 6/22/11

Carol, I can't believe it's been three months since you left so suddenly. I miss you so much. The kids are well, the dogs are fed, the house is clean. We're trying to do all that you did, but we can't hope to replace your love and laughter and the joy that you brought us all. You are my first and last thought each day and I carry you with me every minute. I just wish I could hold you again. I love you.Steve


christihe Howe posted on 5/27/11

Carol, we miss you very much, you did so much for all of us. You must know how much we all love you. Hope to see you again.


Steve posted on 5/23/11

Carol, I love you and miss you more each day. Your beauty and laughter filled our home and lifted my heart. Can't we please go back?


Steve posted on 5/9/11

Happy Mother's Day my love. We miss you so. We love you now and always.


Steve posted on 4/19/11

4 weeks Sweetie and it seems more than a lifetime. I wil love you always.


Sue Womer Raygor posted on 4/4/11

Steve and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From all your family in PA


Debbie Jones- Knies posted on 4/1/11

Dear Steve, and all of Carol's family. I still cannot believe Carol is gone. She was my longest, and dearest friend, 37 years! We have shared so many memories. She will always remain an inspiration for love, caring, and kindness. You all gave her so much joy! Steve, her services were beautiful, I'm sure she was with us, and she will be forever in our hearts. Love Debbie


Mark posted on 4/1/11

Carol,You will be forever missed. You brought light and love into our lives. Your legacy and spirit shines through your children and Steve. I was very fortunate to have shared my life with you. You had a great impact om my family. We will all think of you often and smile.


Cindy Beckett Ulven posted on 3/30/11

Dear Christine, Steve entire family of Carol,I cannot begin to express the hurt and sorrow that we share for your loss. Carol is with her dad and Aunt Phyllis( our mom we recently lossed) and watching over us now. Please know that you are in our continued thoughts and prayers! All our love to your family!Cousin Cindy (Beckett), Gary, Amber Jo and Shane Ulven


Gail Kelly posted on 3/30/11

Steve, Robbie, Riley, Tyler, Sydney and Steven,I cannot begin to understand the pain & loss you are feeling right now...Your mother was a beautiful and wonderful woman. She had the best laugh and was one of the most generous persons I know. I met your mom shortly after I moved to Utah back in the 80's. We shared a lot of fun together as she introduced me to, and showed me around "her favorite place." I was around when the "big" kids where just "little kids" and I remember holding Steven and Sydney when they were just infants. I can't think of Utah without thinking of Carol. The memories of her will always be in my heart. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope in time your heart and soul will find peace and comfort. Love,Gail Kelly


Kim hefner, angelyn garff, kellie kendrick, hefner & harris fami posted on 3/29/11

Carol I will be eternally grateful to you. You are the reason my best friend and her ROBBI(DQ,PRISSY) and her beautiful brothers are in my life. Your spirit and values shine through them everyday. It was an honor to attend your service and pay respect to u because without you there would be no them. So THANK YOU. you are deeply loved so much by all. Love Kim and my family and our friends Luna, kellie. We are all s9 grateful for you.


Mike Rodgers posted on 3/29/11

I just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for all of you.


Darlene And Eddie Williams posted on 3/29/11

Dear Christine and Family,I write to express our deepest condolences and love. I know that your hearts are broken by the loss of Carol. Just know that we love you and are keeping you in our prayers. I pray that God will hold and comfort each of you in the days to come. Love to you and all of your family. Darlene


Kevin Smith and Tony Braun posted on 3/28/11

Steve,We were deeply saddened when we heard of your wife's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for you and your family during this difficult time. Kevin Smith and Tony Braun


Christine Howe posted on 3/28/11

Carol, You have been just so precious to me, taking care of me, checking on me, taking me with you so much. No one could have done more. I love you and will surely miss you. Love you always Mom.


Rich and Sue Daylong posted on 3/28/11

I was so shocked and saddened to see that Carol passed - she was a great friend, wonderful co-worker and always a joy to be around. My prayers are with you all. Much Love, Rich & Sue


Rachel and Reagan posted on 3/28/11

Grandma Carol,Me and my mommy will miss you so much! We are so grateful for the time we got to spend together. I loved the way you always sang to me and made me smile all day long. I know you loved me very much- and we hope you know how much we both loved you!! Rachel & Reagan


Dale and Elsa Zweifel posted on 3/28/11

Words can't express our heartfelt sorrow for your family. It is so difficult to lose the person who has been the center of your home. Though we hadn't known her long, we could tell how much you all loved and adored her, and know her influence will be greatly missed. Riley, we'll be here for you and whatever you need. We love you and your family!!Dale and Elsa Zweifel


Richard (Skip) and Jeannette Moklofsky posted on 3/28/11

Steve, I was shocked when I was notified of Carol's passing. Carol will be deeply missed by all.


Becky Stickley Hetrick posted on 3/28/11

Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry to hear of your loss. Becky and family


Karrie Kapsner posted on 3/28/11

I wanted your entire family to know that before Mom passed away, she saw her mother in a white light -- extending a hand toward her. Although Carol has been ripped from us way too soon, she is in loving hands that have welcomed her into heaven. Sending you our love, Karrie


Riley Davis posted on 3/28/11

Mom,I am so very sad - my heart hurts...Thank you for being my mother! Thank you for being my friend!Life will never be the same without you.I pray that you are safe, I pray that you feel our love, I pray that God will pass on a great big hug and kiss! Thank you, Mom, for everything I love you!


Steve posted on 3/28/11

I miss you, sweetie. My love, my life, my everything. I pray you can see me now, and I pray I will see you again. I love you so.


Judy Jones posted on 3/27/11

Our family is covered with a black cloud this week because God called home our ray of sunshine. Carol will be missed! Steve, Steven, Sydney, Tyler, Riley & Robbi, you and your families will be in our prayers. Love, Steve & Judy


john hill posted on 3/27/11

No words can express the pain and loss that everyone is feeling right now. Carol--- you are one of the most amazing women i have ever known, wonderful mother, wife, and friend to many. Your memory will live on through everyone who's lives you have touched. In times like this you start to notice things that you never really had before, and honestly, you left a little of your amazingness in all of us, i see it in Robbi, Tyler, Riley, Steven, and Sydney especially. Thank You for everything. I Love You


Scott Cauchois posted on 3/27/11

I extend my condolences to Steve and the entire family. I just met Carol for the first time a few weeks ago in Salt Lake City at an after-hours event for a departing WECC attorney. During the 45 minutes or so I sat right across the table from Carol I heard about the children, in particular Steve's pre-college weekend regimen for the twins. As I have my own high school junior daughter, I could identify. I enjoyed the stories, the laughter, and most of all simply meeting Steve's other half - a very nice, outgoing, gracious person.


Cathie Bisson posted on 3/27/11

Your Family is so awesome. I can't begin to imagine the sadness you feel in losing such a wonderful Mother, Wife, Friend and daughter. There are so many people who care about your family and who are praying for your healing.


Stan, Debbie, and Stacy Howe posted on 3/27/11

We understand the loss of a loved one. The pain and sadness will lessen as time goes by. She will never be forgotten because she will always forever be in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy and love goes out to Carol's family and friends. We will keep you in our hearts and prays.


Cheri Howell (Arave) posted on 3/27/11

Christina,Steve,Steven,& Sydney, and family,I cannot tell you how heavy my heart is at this time of great sorrow for all of you. Carol being a friend of mine since Jr. high and then Later in life, was such a breath of fresh air with her contagious laugh and infectious smile. This was a woman who cared deeply and had concerned for all. You were all so lucky to have such a lovely Pearson in your life.She will be deeply missed until God brings you all together again. My prayers and love are with you All.God bless, Cheri.


Tyler Davis posted on 3/27/11

Mom, The words and emotions that I feel today are beyond words that I can describe, I can't even begin to tell you how much you are apart of my life and I am the so blessed to have you as a mother. It is unquestionably the most pain I have ever experienced and felt. You are the sole reason and main motivation of who I am today. I can't fathom life without you. I just have to trust that God knows what he is doing even though none of this makes sense to me. You are the core that makes our family run. Through thick & thin, you always, always, always made sure that your children were happy and taken care of. Steve, you are by far the greatest man I have ever met. You were so good to my mother and gave her everything she could have wanted out of life. You have been and always will be my role model PERIOD!! You are the man and person we all strive to be. I love you and my mom so deeply, there is no verbal method to describe it. I am honored and thankful for everything you done


Kent Bingham posted on 3/27/11

I was shocked this morning when my wife saw Carol's obituary in the paper. I am so sad to hear of her passing. I met Carol many years at Hill AFB back when she was first dating Steve. Though I haven't seen her much in many years, of the many, many customers and friends I've met the last 27 years on Base, I have to say Carol was one of my favorite people. She had an energy and enthusiasm that always brightened a room when she entered it. I always enjoyed talking to her and laughing with her. She was always a joy to work with and I'm glad I got to know her. Kent Bingham


Heidi Tippets Kotter posted on 3/26/11

I'm so very sorry, Carol was so full of life, She left us way to soon. May God bless you all.


Kathy Mahas posted on 3/26/11

Just as you are, I am devastated at the loss of my beautiful friend. Carol had so many wonderful qualities but above all, if she cared about you, she made it known. She had a huge heart so full of love for her family and friends. I consider myself so blessed for having her in my life. I will always treasure our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.


Robbi Davis posted on 3/26/11

Mom,I cant not begin to express the ways in which you are missed! Your energy, laughter, silliness, and the magic your charicter radiated will never be forgotten. We are all shocked and in complete sorrow. I belive the bond you have created in this family will keep it strong and together and I know that you will watch over us always! I love you mom!


Cheri Ochs posted on 3/26/11

Dear Steve,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and the children, and the rest of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I conversed with Carol for a time during our last class reunion, and she impressed me as a friendly, outgoing, vivacious woman. May God bless and comfort you during your time of great loss and sorrow.Sincerely yours,Cheri (Geer) Ochs


Joel Ramey posted on 3/25/11

Steve:There are no words to lessen the pain of losing someone you love. But you are in my thoughts and prayers. Time, the greatest healer, will lessen the load you carry.


Trish (Patty Remaley) Craig posted on 3/25/11

Steve, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your best friend . My thoughts are with you and your family in this time of loss. Many thoughts of love and prayers are with you all. Trish Craig (Patty Remaley)


Mary Blochberger Smith posted on 3/25/11

Steve, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.Sincerely,Mary Blochberger Smith


Honey Bee Brenchley (Fenstermaker) posted on 3/25/11

There is no greater Joy than to be Loved so much & no greater pain to have lost so much. I am so very sorry


Jim and Suzanne Diamond posted on 3/25/11

Dear Christine, Judy and Steve,Suzanne and I are very sorry to hear about Carol's passing. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to you and all your family. May the Lord's blessing and presence comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely,Jim and Suzanne


Jane Goodliffe posted on 3/25/11

I was deeply saddened to learn of Carol's death. I was fortunate to have been Carol's supervisor at Hill. She always brightened my day with her bubbly personality, contagious laugh and high energy. I vividly recall going to her house after the twins were born and how thrilled she was. I can't even imagine how you must be grieving over the loss of such a special woman.My sincere condolences to all of her family.Jane Goodliffe


Nora Bangerter posted on 3/25/11

Dear Christine, and family;We want to offer our condolences over the loss of your daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister Carol. May Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you and walk along next to you during this difficult time.Sincerely;Nora and Wayne Bangerter


Darlene Meister posted on 3/25/11

Steve and Family,Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I know somewhat what you are going through as I lost my husband a year ago. The Lord does provide strength and his love to make it easier, but it will still be a difficult road. May He bless you with His comfort and strength to see you through this difficult time.Darlene


Claudia Noffsinger posted on 3/25/11

My thoughts and Prayers are with you. My heart goes out to the Family at this difficult time. It will never get better, but it will get easier.


Jeane Channel posted on 3/25/11

Working with Carol was such a joy, watching her mature and become a wonderful young woman. My heart breaks for her family, losing her at such a young age is so very hard. I grieve with you and will keep you all in my prayers.


Ian and Kristen Harisay posted on 3/24/11

Our hearts go out to the Davis and Goodwill families. Riley & Rachel, you are in our thoughts and prayers and we love you very much. Your mother was a beautiful, wonderful woman and such a loving and generous grandma.