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home : obituaries : obituaries February 26, 2015

2/22/2013 8:00:00 AM
Doris A. Norris Goode
July 22, 1947 - Feb. 19, 2013
Doris Norris Goode
Doris Norris Goode

Mrs. Doris Ann Norris Goode, 65, of Rochester, passed away at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Goshen Hospital.

Born in Rochester on July 22, 1947, Doris Ann was the precious daughter of Laurence Hubert 'Buck' and Marguerite (Slonaker) Norris. Growing up, she shared her childhood with a sister, Doreen, and brother, David. In 1965, she graduated with her class from Rochester High School.

In 1971, Doris completed her studies at the University of Missouri, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. Between academic stints, Doris married her best friend and the love of her life, Mr. Timothy Owens Goode, in Buchanan, Mich. Following her studies at the University of Notre Dame in counseling psychology, she was awarded her master's degree in 1988.

Later that year, she and Tim opened the Goode Counseling Service with offices in South Bend. More recently, they moved the office to Lakeville. During her years of counseling, Doris developed a vast client base over north-central Indiana. She will be sadly missed by her many clients, who truly loved her.

To relax, Doris enjoyed crafts; especially creating unique floral arrangements and flowered wreaths. She was also an accomplished musician. Seated at the keyboards of the organ and piano, she could make the instruments "sing."

Tim and Doris, life partners, shared many adventures over their 32 years of marriage. Not only were they partners in their counseling business, they enjoyed antiquing and local auctions. They were loyal to Notre Dame football and Muffet McGraw's Lady Irish. They enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening; and the sunsets from the cruise ships as they toured the Caribbean. At home, they shared many walks in the evening unwinding with their canine kids, Alice, the boxer and Eddie, the pit bull.

Doris is lovingly remembered by her husband Tim; a sister, Doreen M. Ehresman and husband Steve, of Lafayette; nieces and nephews; and her treasured canine companions, Alice and Eddie.

Preceding her in death are her parents; a brother, David Norris; an infant sister, Brenda Kay Norris, and an aunt, Doris Slonaker, for whom she was named.

A celebration of the life of Doris Goode will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Pastor James Tippin officiating. Representative Jackie Walorski will assist.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Indiana Pit Bull Rescue at www.indypitcrew.org.

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.



Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013
Article comment by: Connie Sutton

Doreen,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. God bless you and your family.
Sincerely,
Connie Sutton


Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013
Article comment by: Randy S. (Pfeiffer) Hartman

The memories are so special while being classmates friends at RHS. Great times they were with Doris Ann. She was a very pleasant and beatiful person. IT was a privelge that I was part of her teenage years. God Bless the friends and families of Doris Ann. God Bless you, too, Doris Ann. Until we meet some day. Randena S. (Randy S.Pfeiffer) Hartman

Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Article comment by: Doneta Rentschler

So sorry to hear about Doris Ann. She was an ideal person we came to know & love. The memories of the special times you shared will bring you comfort in the days to come. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, Doneta & Jim

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013
Article comment by: Jan Mills Dittman

I remember Doris and my sister, Ann Mills Beehler, being best friends in high school. She was always nice to me even though I was the little sister.



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