Obituaries: Goldie Mae Strother(1920-2007)

December 21, 2007 12:00 am

Goldie Mae Strother, age 87, of Crescent City, died December 15, 2007 of natural causes.

She was born February 21, 1920 in Mena, Arkansas; the eldest daughter of Noah Edward and Eunice May (Whisenhunt) Foster.

Goldie was raised in Mena, and married Leonard Win-ters in 1938. They made their home in Mena, where three children were born of the union. Mr. Winters passed away in 1945.

On August 16, 1946 she married Lee Strother in Polk County, Arkansas. In 1950, the family moved to New Mexico, and in 1952, relocated to Crescent City.

In the late 1970s, the Strothers moved to Gold Hill, Ore. where they lived until returning to Crescent City in the mid 1990s. Mr. Strother passed away in 1998.

Mrs. Strother was a homemaker throughout most of her life. She was a wonderful baker and was well-known for her buttermilk biscuits and amazing pies.

She loved river and lake fishing, trips to Reno, Nev., Louis L'amour novels and John Wayne Westerns. She was also a devoted Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include four children, Brenda Arab, Linda Haddad, and Rick Strother of Crescent City and Dianna Pritchett of Gold Hill, Ore.; a brother, Brice Foster and two sisters, Virginia Akins and Mildred Bodine; 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her three eldest children, Ed Winters, Bobby Winters and Wanda Peterson; and siblings, Raymond, Doyle, and L.J. Foster; Maxine Reidel and Annie Huffman.

A graveside inurnment service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Del Norte County Veterans Cemetery on Cooper Street, with Pastor Tim Harrison officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Redwood Memorial Care.