William L. Goodall

April 18, 2013 • Obituaries


William L. Goodall

Graveside services for burial of ashes are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, for William “Bill” L. Goodall, 83, who passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. The Rev. Herb Gage of Vista Care will officiate. A gathering of the family and friends will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2013, at Ballard [auth] Funeral Home.

Bill was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Evansville, Ind., to Herman and Gladys J. Brooks Goodall. His parents preceded him in death. He married Peggie L. Dunn on June 30, 1949, who preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2009.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son William R. Goodall and wife Wilma, of Roswell; daughter Penney L. Cardona and husband Sam, of Roswell; brother Donald Goodall, of Tucumcari; sisters, Sue Penrod, of Beechmond, Ky., and Nell Stafford, of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren, Kris Cardona, Libby Bennett, Bradley Byron, John Whitt, Ruthie Whitt and Teresa Smith; 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving him are numerous nieces, nephews and his special friend Bobby Henson, of Hagerman.
Bill was a resident of Roswell since 1959. He and his wife Peggie loved to spend many hours fishing together.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

Finally Home
Although your work on Earth is done,
Your life in Heaven has just begun.
Your struggles here were hard and long.
But they’re over now, you’re finally Home.
Life wasn’t easy by choice or fate,
A decision made, sometimes too late.
A fight to the finish, always strong,
Rest easy Dad, you’re finally Home.

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