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Marian Goforth



Marian Marie McCauley-Goforth, 87, a resident of Wishram, passed away at a local hospital in The Dalles on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

She was born May 18, 1924 in Missoula, MT to Charles and Emma (Burks) McCauley. She lived at Target Range, MT until she married on Dec 4, 1942 to Richard Glen Goforth. They moved to Spokane, and lived there until February, 1947. They then moved to Wishram, where she continued to live out the rest of her life.

Marian worked at the Caboose Cafe in Wishram, for about five years and then went to work for SP&S Railroad as a cook at the Beanery. The Beanery was the last surviving restaurant operated by the railroad and Marian worked there until Burlington Northern closed the doors. She retired from the railroad which was then called Burlington Northern Railroad in 1991.

She enjoyed working in the yard planting flowers and pulling weeds, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and hearing about all the things they have going on in their lives.

She is survived by sons, Riley Goforth and wife Sharon of Canyon Ferry, MT., Wade Goforth and wife Lisa of Battleground; daughters, Donna Churchwell and husband Carl of Wishram, Marsha Lassiter and husband Charles of Vancouver, and Shelley Tracey of Wishram; her grandchildren, Tye Churchwell and wife Kandy, Daniel Churchwell and wife Sarah, Steven Lassiter and wife Dee, Brian Lassiter and wife Dana, Brandon Tracy and Amber Tracy, Belinda Bradbury and husband Terry, Kelly Harmon and husband Bud, Trisha Davis and husband Lonnie, Katie Goforth and Lindsey Goforth, Michael Voeller and wife Wendy, Mariaetta Sodja and husband Rick, Jinimer Voeller and wife Tana; numerous great-grandchildren, including, Aaron Churchwell, Teaera Churchwell, Makayla Hanson, Quinten Hanson, Chase Hanson,, Maddie Tracey, Bailey Tracey, Brandy Lassiter, Hailey Lassiter, Jake Lassiter, Char Bradburry, Allison and Emily Davis, Marian Harmon and many more grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Jim McCauley, Joe McCauley, Dick McCauley, and three sisters, Anna Stewart, Virginia Murphy and Charlotte.

Private cremation was held at Win-Quatt Crematory in The Dalles with Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home in care of arrangements. A private graveside service was held at Odd Fellows Cemetery on May 5, 2012.


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