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Emma Catherine (Veelle) Goddard

 

Emma Catherine (Veelle) Goddard

Emma was born on November 9, 1926 at Molalla, Oregon to Emil G. Veelle and Clara (Walch) Veelle. Emma was the oldest of 11 siblings. She passed away at her daughter's home in Garfield, where she had moved in October 2015, surrounded by loved ones. Emma grew up in the Molalla area. In 1945 her family moved to Goldendale. She worked at the East side Cafe and that is where she met her future husband. A.C. "Laddie" Goddard. Emma and Laddie were married November 1, 1948 in the Lutheran Church at Klickitat and the couple made a home on a wheat ranch near Roosevelt, in the Sundale area. In 1953, they lost everything in a house fire. With Emma's help, the ranch grew to 2,000 acres. She and Laddie...



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