William T. Goodman, "Bill" passed away quietly at his home in Rupert, Idaho on January 13, 2023 at the age of 93 years. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 24, 1929.His parents were Mabel and Alan Goodman. He was a lifelong resident of Rupert, Idaho. He graduated from Rupert High School in 1947. He attended the University of Idaho where he met Norma J. Daugherty. They were married on September20,1952.He was subsequently drafted into the U.S. Army in October 1952andstationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a degree from the University of Idaho in June, 1953, a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB).
He and Norma had three (3) children, Christine, Alan and Tom. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving spouse, Norma, and his daughter, Christine. He is survived by his son, Tom Goodman, Alan Goodman, his grandsons, Rob and Scott (Maria) along with three great grandchildren, Caitlyn, Kyle and Michael.
He was admitted to the Idaho State Bar on October 24, 1954 and remained a member of the Bar Association until his passing. He actively practiced law until December, 2016 at the age of 87. He practiced law by himself for a period and subsequently practiced law with Larry R. Duff, Donald J. Chisolm, Rick L. Bollar, and his son, Alan. He received the State Bar Professionalism Award in 2016 as one "who has, over a long and distinguished career, by his ethical and personal conduct, commitment and activities, exemplified for his fellow attorneys the epitome of professionalism".
He had a tremendous love of the outdoors and often enjoyed hunting, fishing and simply being in the outdoors. He was a member of the Flying “B” Ranch for over fifty (50) years where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outside. He passed on the love of the outdoors to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also loved golfing and was a long-time member of the Rupert Country Club.
He was well-known in the community and knew the history of the area as well as anyone in town. He was easily recognized by the pipe which he routinely carried and lit. He had a well-honed sense of humor. He was kind and generous. He did not display his emotions publicly, but showed his caring through his daily living and his actions. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Their care and compassion allowed him to remain in his home. At his request and small graveside service will be held at a later date. Also at his request, in lieu of flowers, he suggested a donation to St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Rupert, Idaho, or the charity of your choice. The arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Funeral Home and Serenity Funeral Home.