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Deanna Lee Goodlander

February 16, 1938 August 13, 2019
Deanna Lee Goodlander
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Deanna Lee Goodlander, 81, entered Heaven on Tuesday Morning, August 13, 2019. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Deanna was born, raised, and passed away in her beloved
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was the eldest of four siblings born to Orrin and Luva Lee. She attended North Idaho Junior College, Brigham Young University, University of Idaho, and received her Bachelors Degree in Communications from Boise State University. She was married to Jack Goodlander on June 26, 1959 in Coeur d’Alene and they went on to have three children; Philip, John, and Kelli.

Deanna was very proud of her roots in Coeur d’Alene, which gave her a GREAT love for her city. Her father, Orrin Lee, was the President of Coeur d’Alene Junior College from 1936 to 1939 and the first President of North Idaho Junior College from 1939 to 1944 and he helped instill in her the love and pride of Coeur d’Alene.

Deanna was involved in the Jaycettes, later becoming the first woman in Idaho awarded a Senatorship in the Junior Chamber International (JCI), with that being one of her most cherished honors. Deanna also served as President for the Idaho JCI Senate. The first and last line of the Jaycee creed are, “Faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life… And that service to humanity is the best work of life” and these words fully embody who she was and how she will be remembered.

Deanna proudly wore the iconic blue jacket with the Coeur d’Alene Commodores for many years. In 1992, she was named Citizen of the Year by the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce.
Deanna had her hands in a number of successful businesses and real estate in our community. In 1997, after her beloved husband passed away, she was elected to Coeur d’Alene City Council where she served with great devotion and passion for 16 years. Deanna was a pillar in this community and we have been able to see her strength, love, and dedication by looking at the committees, boards, and clubs she was apart of; including: ignite cda, Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency, Lake City Center (President and Board Member), City Council Liaison and Citizen Member for the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission, Rotary Club (where she received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award), and Sorella. Deanna was passionate about the Hospital Foundation, the CdA Library, McEuen Park, Coeur d’Alene Police and Fire Departments, and countless other things.

Deanna is survived by her children: Philip Goodlander (Sandi; Children: Will, Erin, Hailee) of Logan UT, John Goodlander (Rosemary; Children: Carly, Maycie) of Coeur d’Alene, and Kelli Callihan (Rex; Children: Shelby, Jacklyn, Donald) of Coeur d’Alene. She also leaves behind three siblings: Dixie Murphy (Allen) of Idaho Falls, Richard Lee of Las Vegas NV, and Terry Lee of Coeur d’Alene. She leaves behind seven great grandchildren with one more on the way. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. Deanna is preceded in death by her Husband, Jack.

The family would like to thank Advanced Health Care of Coeur d’Alene, Hospice of North Idaho and the staff of the Schneidmiller House for their love and kindness.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday August 20, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 477 E. Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden with public viewing from 12:45-1:50 p.m.


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Visitation

Tuesday

20

Aug

12:30 PM 8/20/2019 12:30:00 PM - 1:50 PM 8/20/2019 1:50:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

477 E. Honeysuckle Avenue
Hayden , ID 83835

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
477 E. Honeysuckle Avenue Hayden 83835 ID
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

20

Aug

2:00 PM 8/20/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8/20/2019 3:00:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

477 E. Honeysuckle Avenue
Hayden , ID 83835

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
477 E. Honeysuckle Avenue Hayden 83835 ID
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

20

Aug

3:30 PM 8/20/2019 3:30:00 PM - 4:00 PM 8/20/2019 4:00:00 PM
Forest Cemetery

Government Way
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

Forest Cemetery
Government Way Coeur d' Alene 83814 ID
United States
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